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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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Ebola vaccine to be trialled on humans 'within weeks'

Human safety trials on an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin in the coming weeks, US health officials are to announce today.

The GlaxoSmithKline experimental vaccine will be tested within weeks, sources say. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The GlaxoSmithKline vaccine will be available for the tests sooner than originally estimated, sources told Reuters.

US officials have also approved the first steps toward using three advanced laboratories to manufacture Ebola vaccines and treatments, the news agency reports.

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