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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German nationals urged to leave West Africa

Germany is urging its nationals to leave West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.

The government's crisis management group met this morning to discuss West Africa and the Ebola virus. It decided to request all German citizens in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to leave.

– German Foreign Ministry spokesman

The spokesman added that the request does not apply to medical workers or German diplomatic staff and embassies will remain open.

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