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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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New Ebola drugs under review at world health summit

Potential treatments and vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus will be discussed at meetings between world health experts in Geneva next month.

The World Health Organisation said the talks, on September 4 and 5, will review the safety and efficacy of various experimental therapies, as well as ways to speed up clinical trials and production.

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