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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UK universities 'on alert' over Ebola outbreak

Universities in the UK have been put on alert to be ready for a potential outbreak of the Ebola virus when the new term starts in September.

According to the Independent on Sunday,Universities UK, the umbrella body that represents vice-chancellors, has written to every university giving detailed guidance on how to deal with an outbreak.

Nigerian custom officers wearing face masks and gloves screen passengers arriving at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Credit: Reuters

The guidance makes it clear that anyone suspected of having Ebola should immediately be isolated in a side room away from any staff or student contact.

The issue is very much on universities' radars. We circulated to universities the publicly available guidance on the topic.

– Spokesman, Universities UK

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