The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says just under a million and a half people could get the Ebola virus by early next year.
That's if the response to the disease isn't ramped up.
One non–profit group with roots in Atlanta is doing what it can to combat the outbreak.
The Liberia Orphan Education Project is giving out fresh water to remote parts of Liberia, and working with residents there to teach communities about disease prevention.
Emmalee Hackshaw co–founded the group.
She sat down with GPB's "All Things Considered" host Rickey Bevington to talk about the impact of the group’s Handwashing Hygiene Project.