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Cameron calls on EU to double Ebola funding

David Cameron has called for EU leaders to double their funding in the fight against Ebola to £800 million.

It comes after one of the doctors who discovered the virus, Professor Peter Piot, said the rest of Europe was not doing enough to tackle the epidemic.

Downing Street said the current total contribution from the EU was just £400 million.

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Questions raised about experimental Ebola medicine

It is unknown whether the experimental treatments given to the US patients suffering from the Ebola virus were helpful or harmful, according to the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In testimony to a special congressional hearing, Dr. Thomas Frieden said he was confident, "there will not be a large Ebola outbreak in the US," although he admitted that it was possible the people entering America could bring the virus with them.

He added that the organisation has more than 250 staff members working on the outbreak, but it was unknown whether the experimental treatments given to the US patients suffering from the Ebola virus was helpful or harmful.

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