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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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Japan offers influenza drug as possible Ebola treatment

A possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak has been put forward by Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga.

Suga said the drug favipiravir which was developed by the Toyama Chemical Company to treat influenza, could be used to treat Ebola because the diseases were similar.

He added that the company has enough stock of the drug to treat 20,000 patients but the decision on using it would have to be taken by the World Health Organisation.

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