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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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Fears Ebola could spread after hospital looted

Liberia is already in a state of emergency following the worst Ebola outbreak ever. Credit: Reuters

Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents looted a quarantine centre for suspected patients, the Associated Press reports.

Blood-stained sheets, mattresses and medical equipment are among the items taken, according to assistant health minister Tolbert Nyenswah.

He said: "All between the houses you could see people fleeing with items looted from the patients," adding that he now feared "the whole of West Point will be infected."

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