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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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Health officials: Number of Ebola cases is rocketing

The number of Ebola cases has risen more this week than any other week since the epidemic began, health officials have warned.

The World Health Organisation labelled the latest figures as a clear sign the outbreak is spiralling out of control, saying it was an "international health emergency".

A new mobile laboratory has opened this week in Sierra Leone's capital city Freetown to test local cases, with the aim of speeding up the response time.

It has also unveiled a £296 million ($490m) plan to try to contain the epidemic.

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