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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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Cameroon 'closes borders with Nigeria' to stop Ebola

Cameroon has closed all its borders with Nigeria in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to state radio.

In a statement, government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary said:

The government has taken the decision to protect its population, because it is much better to prevent than cure the Ebola virus.

– Issa Tchiroma Bakary, Cameroon

The virus has killed more than 1,200 people in four West African countries in the latest outbreak, including four in Nigeria.

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