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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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Fears of Ebola spreading in the UK 'are not justified'

Fears about the Ebola virus spreading in the UK "are not justified," according to a consultant at the hospital where the first British patient is being treated.

Dr Mike Jacobs of north London's Royal Free Hospital told the BBC's World at One program: "It isn't easy to transmit this disease from one person to another."

He added: "The people who most at most risk really are health care workers in the UK who will confront these cases and there are very careful protective measures in place to ensure that healthcare workers are not at risk of acquiring the infection."

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