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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William Pooley named as first British Ebola patient

The British volunteer nurse who has contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has been named after being evacuated to the UK.

William Pooley, 29, is the first confirmed case of a Briton contracting the virus during the recent outbreak.

He was named by Dr Robert Garry, an American scientist who worked at the same hospital as him in the west Africa country.

Dr Garry said he was told by a university colleague that the test results for Mr Pooley were received in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Mr Pooley was working at a hospice in the capital Freetown but moved to Kenema when he heard that other healthcare workers at KGH had died from Ebola.

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