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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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Nigeria confirms doctor's death who treated Ebola

Nigeria has confirmed that a senior doctor who treated the country's first known Ebola patient had died of the disease herself.

All of Nigeria's reported cases have been people who had direct contact with a Liberian-American man who was already infected when he arrived in the country. Speaking at a conference, Dr Jide Idris said:

Yesterday, we recorded the death of the senior consultant endocrinologist of the First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, Dr Stella Sade Ameyo Adadevoh.

She it was who took the initiative to intimate the Ministry concerning the index case (first patient), the Liberian-American Mister Patrick Sawyer, and substantially to her credit the moderate containment achieved we owe to her and her colleagues

– Dr Jide Idris, Lagos State Health Commissioner

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