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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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'On a realistic level' the focus is Ebola control, not cure

Despite the use of some experimental Ebola treatments, "on a realistic level" the focus is containment, according to a leading microbiologist.

Professor Mark Fielder, Honorary General Secretary of the Society for Applied Microbiology, told Good Morning Britain: "It's a two pronged attack, the world is looking at treatments, the world is looking at therapies but what we are looking at on a realistic level is we're looking at infection control."

It was confirmed on Monday that an experimental drug, not yet tested for safety or effectiveness on humans, will be given to two Liberian doctors infected with the disease.

A clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the deadly virus is set to start shortly, according to British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, which is co-developing the product with American scientists.

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