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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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British nurse who survived Ebola returns to Sierra Leone

William Pooley. Credit: PA Wire

The British nurse who survived Ebola after contracting the virus in Sierra Leone has returned to the West African country to continue treat others who are infected.

William Pooley, 29, said he was delighted to be back in the country and would attempt to prevent "as many unnecessary deaths as possible".

The 29-year-old, who was the first confirmed Briton to contract Ebola and was flown back to UK for treatment in August, arrived in the capital Freetown on Sunday.

He will now resume work in an Ebola isolation unit run by UK medical staff.

Mr Pooley said: "The real emergency is in West Africa, and the teams out there need all the support we can give them.

"I am now looking forward to getting back out there and doing all I can to prevent as many unnecessary deaths as possible."

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