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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WHO: Ebola death toll in west Africa reaches 1,427

The number of people killed in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 1,427 according to the World Health Organisation.

In its latest update the WHO reported 142 new suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola and 77 more deaths from the four affected countries - Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

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