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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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Ebola missionaries face three weeks in quarantine

Missionaries and other Americans who have worked with Ebola victims in Africa will be forced to spend three weeks in quarantine when they return to the United States.

Volunteers bury a victim of Ebola in Kailahun, Sierra Leone. Credit: Tarik Jasarevi/Reuters

Health officials said the move was a precaution against the spread of the deadly viral disease, which has struck Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Missionaries from the Christian aid groups SIM USA and Samaritan's Purse have been working to help combat the world's worst outbreak of the disease.

Two of the relief workers contracted the disease and were being cared for at Emory University in Georgia.

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