Advertisement

  1. National

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.

View all 633 updates ›

Canada to produce 'tens of thousands' of Ebola vaccines

Canada is set to produce tens of thousands of doses of potentially life saving Ebola vaccines within the next two months.

Dr Charles Link, chief executive of NewLink Genetics Corp, which is licensed to develop the vaccine, said it already had enough doses to launch the first human safety trial of the drug this summer.

He added: "We want this to move quickly. Before I would have said it would take eight to 10 months before we could launch human studies, but now it's a matter of weeks."

So far over 1,000 have died from Ebola in West Africa- 56 of those in the past two days.

More on this story