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 batch of experimental Ebola drugs arrive in Liberia

The first batch of experimental Ebola drugs has arrived in Liberia to treat sufferers, including two doctors, who have contracted the deadly virus, government officials said.

Liberian soldiers have blocked roads into the worst-affected cities in the country. Credit: Reuters

The drug, called ZMapp, was transported in white boxes on a commercial flight, a witness told Reuters.

Officials confirmed it will be taken to the John F. Kennedy Memorial hospital in the capital and administered to African doctors Zukunis Ireland and Abraham Borbor.

So far the drug has only been tested on monkeys but two US aid workers have shown signs of improvement after being given it and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has ruled it is ethical.

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