The U.S. military has pledged to build 17 treatment centers. The project should be completed by mid-November. 1,700 people could be treated in the 17 U.S. centerseach one with a capacity of 100 beds. U.S. response CURRENT RATE IDEAL RATE At current ratesof transmission,each infectedperson is passingthe disease to about twomore people. Infection rate About 1,100 beds are currently available in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. THE GOAL NOW NOW IN ONE MONTHBetween 45,000 and 50,000 people IN TWO MONTHSMore than 100,000 people IN TWO MONTHS 30% of infected people can bemonitored at home. 70% of infected people need to be in treatment centers within 60 days. Just 18% of infected people are currently in treatment centers. To stop the epi-demic, infection rate needs to be less than one. Number that need to be in treatment centers Between 10,000 and 15,000 people need to be in treatment centers.

SOURCE: CDC.