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 recovery doctor 'thrilled to be alive'

The doctor who was flown to the US to be treated for Ebola after contracting the disease while working in Liberia has thanked his friends and family for their support.

Dr Kent Brantly, who was serving with Samaritan's Purse at the time, said his prayers had been answered.

Dr Kent Brantly has been released from hospital Credit: AP Direct

I am thrilled to be alive, to be well, and to be reunited with my family.

I cannot thank you enough for your prayers and your support.

– Dr Kent Brantly

He moved to Liberia with his family in October last year.

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