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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Liberia officials face sack for fleeing country over Ebola

The President of Liberia has threatened officials with dismissal if they do not show up for work, as reports suggest many have fled the country for fear of contracting Ebola.

President Ellen Johnson warned those of ministerial rank would be dismissed, while more junior civil servants would have their salaries suspended.

President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson, has threatened officials with dismissal if they do not show up for work Credit: PA

It comes as health officials revealed more than 200 new suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola have been reported in Liberia over the past three days.

Most of the new cases have occurred in the coastal capital city Monrovia, where two neighbourhoods have been quarantined.

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