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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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UN warns Ebola could have far-reaching consequences

The newly appointed UN senior official for Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro warned that the deadly disease was adversely impacting social structures and that fighting it would require a "comprehensive support operation" between different agencies.

Dr. Nabarro made these remarks while addressing a news conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

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