January 12, 2004 |
China reported a new suspected case of SARS on Sunday, as health officials in southern China continued working to identify the source of a new outbreak of the respiratory disease that caused a worldwide health alert last year. The new suspected victim is a 35-year-old man, said Dr. Thomas Tsang, a spokesman for the Hong Kong Department of Health.
May 23, 2013 |
After weeks of negotiations, California said it has selected 13 health plans for a new state-run insurance marketplace where as many as 5 million people will shop for coverage next year. Officials at Covered California, the state agency implementing the federal Affordable Care Act, said Thursday that the winning bidders reflected a mix of large commercial insurers and smaller regional plans. The state also released some sample rates, illustrating how premiums will vary across health plans in this new market.
November 2, 2004 |
China's Health Ministry has banned the cooking and selling of civet cat to prevent a return of severe acute respiratory syndrome, state media reported. Chinese health experts concluded last month that civet, considered a delicacy in the south of the country, was the primary source of last year's SARS epidemic, which killed about 300 people in China and 500 in other countries.
May 23, 2013 |
Amid anxiety over rising costs from the federal healthcare law, California received better-than-expected insurance rates for a new state-run marketplace, but many consumers still won't be spared from sharply higher premiums. Three years after President Obama's landmark law was passed, the state unveiled the first details Thursday on what many Californians can expect to pay for coverage from 13 health plans offering policies in the state's exchange, in which as many as 5 million people will shop for coverage next year.
May 3, 1987
Chinese health authorities began implementing new regulations to test foreigners coming to live in China for the AIDS virus and other contagious diseases. Tourists visiting China on a short-term basis are not to be tested under the new regulations.
January 7, 2009 |
Chinese health authorities closed poultry markets in a province surrounding Beijing today after a woman died of bird flu, the first such death in the country in almost a year. The 19-year-old woman died of the H5N1 virus after coming into contact with poultry in Hebei province. In parts of the province, poultry markets were closed and the sale of live birds stopped as workers in masks sprayed disinfectant.