ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B97.21

SARS-associated coronavirus causing diseases classd elswhr

Diagnosis Code B97.21

ICD-10: B97.21
Short Description: SARS-associated coronavirus causing diseases classd elswhr
Long Description: SARS-associated coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B97.21

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Bacterial and viral infectious agents (B95-B97)
      • Viral agents as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere (B97)

Information for Patients

Coronavirus Infections

Coronaviruses are common viruses that most people get some time in their life. They are common throughout the world, and they can infect people and animals. Several different coronaviruses can infect people and make them sick. They usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory illness. But, some coronaviruses can cause severe illness.

Coronaviruses probably spread through the air by coughing or sneezing, or by close personal contact. If you get infected, symptoms may include

  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever

You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by washing your hands often with soap and water, not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. There is no vaccine to prevent coronavirus infection. There are no specific treatments. You can relieve symptoms with pain and fever medicines and rest.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

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