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Baffling Outbreak in South Florida

South Florida health care providers are baffled by a strange outbreak of meningitus which has currently affected twelve people, killing four. This unprecedented outbreak has resulted in health officials encouraging vaccinations for those most vulnerable, such as those living in close proximity in college dorms and military barracks. The centers for disease control can find no pattern among the victims and are stumped as to what has caused the epidemic. The strain which has affected the handful of Floridians is the rare W135 which is not routinely vaccinated against among school aged children as some other infectious diseases are. However, the vaccine is available at the cost of roughly $150, which most health insurance companies will pay for. Do you think health insurance companies will find a way out of paying for the many costly vaccines that will most likely result from the fear over this outbreak?

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