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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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British Ebola victim 'made a mistake,' says colleague

Ebola-stricken medic William Pooley "made a mistake" when he was working hard to help patients in Sierra Leone, his workmate suggested, as he paid tribute to the volunteer nurse.

It's a very honourable thing. He saw the need. He read about our nurses who were unfortunately dying there and took it on himself to come over and volunteer and learned how to be as safe as he could.

But when you work hard like that, when you put in so many hours, you're going to make a mistake and unfortunately that seems to have happened in this case.

– Dr Robert Garry, an American colleague of British ebola victim William Pooley

Ebola is highly infectious, but health chiefs said the risk to the British public "remains very low".

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