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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Nigeria declares a state of emergency over Ebola crisis

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a national state of emergency over the Ebola outbreak, according to a government spokesperson.

The West African nation's leader has also approved $11.6 million in emergency funds to help fight the disease.

Nigeria has confirmed seven cases of Ebola since a man fell sick on arrival from Liberia, two of whom have died. Several dozens of people who came into contact with the man are also under surveillance.

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