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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US doctor treated for Ebola is released from hospital

US doctor Kent Brantly has been released from hospital after being treated for Ebola with an experimental drug. Credit: Samaritan's Purse

The US doctor who was airlifted back to America after contracting the Ebola virus in West Africa has been released from hospital, his charity the Samaritan's Purse confirmed today.

Dr Kent Brantly contracted Ebola earlier this month after flying to Liberia to treat patients with the disease.

He was treated with ZMapp, a trial drug used on a handful of patients in the outbreak, and flown to the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

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