ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V02.0

Cholera carrier

Diagnosis Code V02.0

ICD-9: V02.0
Short Description: Cholera carrier
Long Description: Carrier or suspected carrier of cholera
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V02.0

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to communicable diseases (V01-V09)
      • V02 Carrier or suspected carrier of infectious diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V02.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Carrier (suspected) of
      • cholera V02.0
    • Cholera (algid) (Asiatic) (asphyctic) (epidemic) (gravis) (Indian) (malignant) (morbus) (pestilential) (spasmodic) 001.9
      • carrier (suspected) of V02.0

Information for Patients


Cholera is a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea. The cholera bacterium is usually found in water or food contaminated by feces (poop). Cholera is rare in the US. You may get it if you travel to parts of the world with inadequate water treatment and poor sanitation, and lack of sewage treatment. Outbreaks can also happen after disasters. The disease is not likely to spread directly from one person to another.

Often the infection is mild or without symptoms, but sometimes it can be severe. Severe symptoms include profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps. In severe cases, rapid loss of body fluids leads to dehydration and shock. Without treatment, death can occur within hours.

Doctors diagnose cholera with a stool sample or rectal swab. Treatment includes replacing fluid and salts and sometimes antibiotics.

Anyone who thinks they may have cholera should seek medical attention immediately. Dehydration can be rapid so fluid replacement is essential.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Cholera

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