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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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NHS staff volunteer to help tackle Ebola virus outbreak

More than 160 NHS staff have responded to calls for help to tackle the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

The virus has killed more than 2,800 people and infected around twice as many in the country so far.

Professor Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer for England, called on NHS staff to offer their services to help tackle the virus last week.

The Department of Health said 164 NHS staff had volunteered their help so far.

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