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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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Death toll in Congo Ebola outbreak reaches 13

A total of 13 people, including five health workers, have now died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a report by the UN.

The government has said it will be quarantining the area around the town of Djera, in the northwestern jungle province of Equateur, where a high number of suspected cases has been reported.

The country's Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi has said the virus is a different strain of Ebola to the one currently ravaging West Africa, but further tests have been ordered.

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