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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Ebola fears force Nigerian clinic closure

Nigeria's state oil company has taken the "pre-emptive step" of shutting down its own clinic in the country's capital Lagos, after a suspected Ebola case was admitted there.

A microscopic view of the Ebola virus. Credit: PA

A spokesperson for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said the patient had also visited a medical facility where the country's first case of Ebola was recorded.

Describing the closure as a "premptive step," Ohi Alegbe said: "All contacts with this case are being traced and adequate precautionary measures instituted to contain the possible spread of the disease."

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