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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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WHO approves use of experimental Ebola drugs

The World Health Organisation has concluded that it is ethical to give experimental drugs to those fighting Ebola in West Africa.

A panel of ethicists had been debating whether it was right to try the drugs. It also decided that there is a moral duty to evaluate drugs and vaccines in the best possible clinical trials under the circumstances.

Patients who receive experiment drugs must give their informed consent.

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