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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 expert: Europe is not doing enough to help UK

One of the scientists who discovered the Ebola virus has told ITV News that the rest of Europe is not doing enough to support the UK's efforts in fighting the outbreak in West Africa.

Professor Peter Piot's claim was backed up by Prime Minister David Cameron, who called on other nations to "look at their responsibilities" and "step forward" with resources.

ITV News Correspondent Carl Dinnen met the families of a 380-strong British crew who today set sail on a Royal Navy medical ship to take vital resources to help battle the spread of the epidemic in Sierra Leone.

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