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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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Sierra Leone sees one of the deadliest days of Ebola after 121 deaths

A health worker checks the temperature of a woman. Credit: Reuters

Sierra Leone has seen one of the most deadly days since the start of the Ebola outbreak after 121 people died and scores of new infections were diagnosed yesterday.

The figures, which covered the period through Saturday, put the total number of deaths at 678, up from 557 the day before. The daily statistics compiled by Sierra Leone's Emergency Operations Centre also showed 81 new cases of the hemorrhagic fever.

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