The headlines and images of Africa's Ebola epidemic are chilling.
The death toll has passed 3,000 and continues to rise.
And it's raising alarms in the U.S. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a patient in Texas, who flew from Liberia to visit family in the U.S., has been diagnosed with Ebola.
Meanwhile, affected countries in the middle of the Ebola epidemic are struggling to find doctors and the resources needed to care for the sick.
Here in Michigan, the Liberian and West African communities are feeling this crisis in a very personal way.
Martha Toe is the chairperson of the Liberian Association of Michigan. She says she tries to comfort her family in Liberia on the phone.