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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Doctor: Ebola 'one of most significant outbreaks ever'

A volunteer doctor, who is treating people with Ebola in a Sierra Leone hospital, has told ITV News the West Africa epidemic is "one of the most significant infectious disease outbreaks ever".

Oliver Johnson, 28, told ITV News: "I think it [contracting Ebola] is on all of our minds here, that we've got to be careful.

"When you hear of the news of the American doctors in Liberia [who were infected]...obviously it's on our minds but that said I understand Ebola, I understand how it's transmitted and I've got the materials here...to stay safe."

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