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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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US doctor fighting Ebola writes from hospital bed

The US doctor who was airlifted back to America after contracting the Ebola virus said he was "growing stronger everyday" in a statement written from his hospital isolation room.

US doctor Kent Brantly said he was Credit: Samaritan's Purse

Dr Kent Brantly said he was "receiving the best care possible" at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and he thanked the people who had helped him. The statement was released on the Samaritan's Purse website.

He added that he had moved to Liberia with his wife Amber and two children with the specific intention of treating Ebola, but said he had recently treated an "increasing number" of patients.

He said: "I held the hands of countless individuals as this terrible disease took their lives away from them. I witnessed the horror firsthand and I can still remember every face and name."

He added that after he had immediately isolated himself after he started to feel ill and had been diagnosed three days later.

Read the statement in full here

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