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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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Ebola-hit US doctor can return home to his family

The US doctor who was airlifted back to America after contracting the Ebola virus in West Africa is returning home to his family, health chiefs have said.

Dr Bruce Ribner, from Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit, said Dr Kent Brantly was being discharged after a rigorous course of treatment and testing.

It comes after aid worker Nancy Writebol was previously discharged.

He has recovered from the Ebola virus, and can return to his family, to his community and to his life without public health concern. We are tremendously pleased with Dr Brantly and Ms Writebol's recovery. All of us who worked with them have been impressed by their courage and determination. Their hope and faith have been an inspiration to all of us.

– Dr Bruce Ribner, Emory University Hospital

Dr Ribner said flying the pair back to the US had been the "right decision", and said he hoped what they had learned would contribute to tackling the epidemic in West Africa.

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