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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Canada 'may provide' Ebola vaccine for use in Africa

The Canadian government is in talks with the World Health Organisation and the United States about possibly providing its Ebola vaccine for use in Africa, a senior Canadian health official has said.

Canada owns a small quantity of the vaccine and would need four to six months to make a large quantity, Dr. Greg Taylor, deputy chief public health officer of the Public Health Agency of Canada told Reuters.

The government's vaccine is separate from the treatment being developed by Canada's Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp.

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