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California nurses to meet with Governor Brown to talk Ebola concerns

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Officials from the World Health Organization wear protective clothing on July 28, 2012 as they prepare to enter Kagadi Hospital in Kibale District, about 200 kilometres from Kampala, where an outbreak of Ebola virus started.
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Officials from the World Health Organization wear protective clothing on July 28, 2012 as they prepare to enter Kagadi Hospital in Kibale District, about 200 kilometres from Kampala, where an outbreak of Ebola virus started.

Due to "feeling vulnerable," two nursing organizations will meet with CA Governor Jerry Brown to talk about Ebola and ask the state to increase safety precautions for health care professionals.

According to the World Health Organization, Nigeria is officially Ebola free -- after six weeks with no new cases of the disease.

Meanwhile, President Obama has been reassuring Americans that the risk remains extremely low in the United States, pointing out in his weekly address Sunday that there have been only three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a nation of over 300 million.

But still many Americans are nervous -- especially healthcare workers. The Centers for Disease Control is revising guidelines for health workers treating Ebola patients. And Tuesday, leaders of two nursing organizations say they plan to meet with California Governor Jerry Brown to talk about Ebola. They hope to persuade the state to do more on the training front and increase safety precautions for health care professionals. 

Bonnie Castillo is a registered nurse with National Nurses United. She will be meeting with Governor Brown and she said that nurses and their families are feeling vulnerable. 

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