REally – from a mountain lion apparently. 21 people from Colorado State University were exposed in an examination.
Once the necropsy began, it became apparent the mountain lion was infected with the plague.
CSU spokesman Brad Bohlander said 21 people — including students, employees and a DOW worker — thought to have been exposed were immediately told to go to Poudre Valley Hospital for preventive treatment and were promised the school would cover deductibles and other costs not covered by their insurance.
CSU does not typically pay for treatment of veterinary students who need medical attention because of incidents related to their studies, Bohlander said.
But in this case, CSU will honor the promise to pay charges not covered by private insurance, he said.
First, I’m wondering how you treat exposure to the plague?
Second, I’m wondering if any insurance company covers the plague. Not something you hear much about and with all apologies to any friends I have in the insurance business, well, insurance companies will find a loophole to not pay as fast as the IRS finds one to make you pay.
Finally, while I agree that students should have individual insurance, some things are just so bizarre that schools should step in and take some responsibility – like exposure to the plague.