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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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Suspected Irish Ebola victim named as father-of-one

The man found dead in Ireland's first suspected case of Ebola has been named locally as father-of-one Dessie Quinn, the Press Association has reported.

Neighbours say the 43-year-old, from the Doorin area of Co Donegal, may have been getting outpatient treatment for suspected malaria after returning from Sierra Leone.

The man's body has been transferred to Letterkenny General Hospital Credit: Google Maps

It is thought he had visited the west African country as part of work for a telecommunications company.

His body has been transferred to Letterkenny General Hospital, where it is being kept in the mortuary while medics await the results of a blood test.

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