This activity is based off an excerpt from the Hot Zone by Richard Preston. The activity has students read the excerpt and answer questions about the Hot Zone. Students will read this extremely vivid account of a man suffering from a disease that they will be informed after the reading and discussion is ebola. This activity forces students to confront the challenges that arise when discussing the proliferation of a disease, especially in an ever growing globalized world. This activity has continuously sparked interesting discussions and provides students with a very real image of the challenges that come with containing a disease or virus in the 21st century.