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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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Suspected Ebola patient tests negative in Canada

A patient suspected of carrying the Ebola virus has tested negative for the disease after days of monitoring by a hospital in Canada.

The hospital where the patient was being treated. Credit: Reuters

The patient who travelled to Canada from Nigeria, where a state of emergency has been declared because of the virus, was put in isolation after showing flu-like symptoms and fever.

They had been isolated at the Brampton, Ontario hospital as a precautionary measure, but have now been given the all clear.

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins said in a statement: "I can now confirm a recent case that underwent testing at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg was found to test negative for Ebola virus disease,"

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