U.S. and Liberian troops are building a series of Ebola Treatment Centers where Liberians suffering from the deadly Ebola virus will be cared for.
The construction project is part of a U.S. effort to help the Liberian government fight Ebola, which the World Health Organization estimates will afflict 20,000 people, mostly West Africans, by November. The average fatality rate is about 50%.
The Pentagon has said the U.S. Army could send up to 4,000 soldiers to Liberia to join those already on the ground, in an effort to contain the virus to Liberia by treating patients in 17 sanitary and isolated medical facilities with 100 beds each.
Liberia-bound U.S. soldiers who will are building the clinics have received flu, chickenpox, hepatitis, and other vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned others to stay away from West Africa.