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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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Blood tests on suspected Ebola death victim in Ireland

Blood test results will reveal tomorrow whether a man found dead in Ireland was infected with Ebola, health chiefs have said.

The man's body was found in Co Donegal early this morning. He had recently returned from one of the West African nations hit by the latest outbreak of the deadly virus.

Blood tests are being carried out on the man's body. Credit: PA

Bosses at the country's Health Service Executive (HSE) said the risk of transmission was "extremely low", but all guidelines were being followed as a precaution. The unnamed man's body will be kept in the mortuary until a diagnosis has been confirmed.

Head of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Dr Darina O'Flanagan, said:

We await the outcome of the laboratory tests before we will know whether or not this individual had contracted Ebola virus disease. The appropriate public health guidelines are being followed at every stage in this process as a precaution.

– Dr Darina O'Flanagan, HSE

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