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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First European person with Ebola dies

The Spanish Air Force plane used to transport Father Miguel Pajares Credit: Reuters

The first European person infected by a strain of Ebola that has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa, has died.

Spanish priest Miguel Pajares died in hospital, according to a spokeswoman from Madrid health authorities.

Pajares, 75, was airlifted from Liberia on August 7 after contracting the disease while working for a non-governmental organisation in the African country.

He was repatriated with co-worker Juliana Bohi, a nun who has tested negative for the disease.

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