ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Y38.6X1

Terrorism involving biolg weapons, publ sfty offcl injured

Diagnosis Code Y38.6X1

ICD-10: Y38.6X1
Short Description: Terrorism involving biolg weapons, publ sfty offcl injured
Long Description: Terrorism involving biological weapons, public safety official injured
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Y38.6X1

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality
    • Legal intervention, operations of war, military operations, and terrorism (Y35-Y38)
      • Terrorism (Y38)

Information for Patients

Biodefense and Bioterrorism

A bioterrorism attack is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, or other germs to cause illness or death. These germs are often found in nature. But they can sometimes be made more harmful by increasing their ability to cause disease, spread, or resist medical treatment.

Biological agents spread through the air, water, or in food. Some can also spread from person to person. They can be very hard to detect. They don't cause illness for several hours or days. Scientists worry that anthrax, botulism, Ebola and other hemorrhagic fever viruses, plague, or smallpox could be used as biological agents.

Biodefense uses medical measures to protect people against bioterrorism. This includes medicines and vaccinations. It also includes medical research and preparations to defend against bioterrorist attacks.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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