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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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Ethics debate over experimental Ebola drug

There is no known cure to Ebola Credit: PA

The World Health Organization has organised a panel of medical ethicists to discuss the use of experimental drugs to treat the Ebola virus.

Currently, there is no registered medicine or vaccine against the virus, but several experimental options under development.

There are questions about whether medicine that has never been tested and shown to be safe in people should be used in the outbreak in West Africa.

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