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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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Sierra Leone healthcare system 'very strained'

The healthcare system in Sierra Leone is under strain, director of the Institute of Infection and Global Health at the University of Liverpool has said, after it was announced that a British national with Ebola would be repatriated. Professor Tom Solomon said:

We do have facilities in the UK for caring for people with haemorrhagic fevers.

There is a high-level isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London which is very well set up for things like this.

The medical services in Sierra Leone are very strained at the minute.

– Professor Tom Solomon

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