ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 078.89

Oth spec dis viruses

Diagnosis Code 078.89

ICD-9: 078.89
Short Description: Oth spec dis viruses
Long Description: Other specified diseases due to viruses
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 078.89

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Other diseases due to viruses and Chlamydiae (070-079)
      • 078 Other diseases due to viruses and Chlamydiae

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acute infectious lymphocytosis
  • Disease due to Alpharetrovirus
  • Disease due to Alphavirus
  • Disease due to Arenavirus
  • Disease due to Betaherpesvirinae
  • Disease due to Birnavirus
  • Disease due to Coronaviridae
  • Disease due to Filoviridae
  • Disease due to Lentivirus
  • Disease due to Lone star virus
  • Disease due to Nairovirus
  • Disease due to Orthobunyavirus
  • Disease due to Parvoviridae
  • Disease due to Pestivirus
  • Disease due to Polyomaviridae
  • Disease due to Respirovirus
  • Disease due to Rotavirus
  • Disease due to Spumavirus
  • Disease due to Togaviridae
  • Duvenhage virus disease
  • Epidemic cervical myalgia
  • Infectious lymphocytosis
  • Lassa fever
  • Le Dantec virus disease
  • Marburg virus disease
  • Mokola virus disease
  • Non-arthropod-borne viral disease associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Parainfluenza
  • Pichinde virus disease
  • Tacaribe virus disease
  • Vesicular stomatitis Alagoas virus disease
  • Viral encephalomyelocarditis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 078.89 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Hemorrhagic Fevers

Also called: VHFs

Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are a group of illnesses caused by four families of viruses. These include the Ebola and Marburg, Lassa fever, and yellow fever viruses. VHFs have common features: they affect many organs, they damage the blood vessels, and they affect the body's ability to regulate itself. Some VHFs cause mild disease, but some, like Ebola or Marburg, cause severe disease and death.

VHFs are found around the world. Specific diseases are usually limited to areas where the animals that carry them live. For example, Lassa fever is limited to rural areas of West Africa where rats and mice carry the virus.

The risk for travelers is low, but you should avoid visiting areas where there are disease outbreaks. Because there are no effective treatments for some of these viral infections, there is concern about their use in bioterrorism.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Yellow fever
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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