Employees exposed to a highly contagious or infectious disease can be entitled to benefits under the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Act if the employee can establish that the exposure was by accident and arose out of and occurred in the course of his/her employment. An employee may also receive an award for future medical expenses, or palliative care, if the disease is one which may not manifest itself for many years. For example, an employee who contracted hepatitis C was entitled to ongoing medical care for the conditions, symptomatology and testing for the disease as recommended by his treating physicians. Bloomington Hospital v. Stofko, 705 N.E.2d 515 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999).