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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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Chad to close borders with Nigeria in bid to stop Ebola

The African nation of Chad has said it will follow in South Africa's footsteps and introduce travel restrictions to countries suffering from the Ebola outbreak.

Prime Minister Kalzeubet Payimi Deubet said the country would close its border with Nigeria as part of efforts to prevent Ebola from entering the country.

Liberia has quarantined entire neighbourhoods to try to stop the spread of the deadly virus Credit: Reuters

He said the decision would have an "economic impact" on the region, but it was necessary for "public health needs".

It comes after South Africa banned entry to the country to all non-citizens travelling from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, while Liberia has quarantined entire neighbourhoods to try to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

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