ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 488.12

Flu-2009 H1N1 w oth resp

Diagnosis Code 488.12

ICD-9: 488.12
Short Description: Flu-2009 H1N1 w oth resp
Long Description: Influenza due to identified 2009 H1N1 influenza virus with other respiratory manifestations
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 488.12

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (460–519)
    • Pneumonia and influenza (480-488)
      • 488 Influenza due to identified avian influenza virus

Information for Medical Professionals

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Information for Patients

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

Also called: Swine flu

Swine flu is an infection caused by a virus. It's named for a virus that pigs can get. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. In 2009 a strain of swine flu called H1N1 infected many people around the world.

The virus is contagious and can spread from human to human. Symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

There are antiviral medicines you can take to prevent or treat swine flu. There is a vaccine available to protect against swine flu. You can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza by

  • Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. You can also use alcohol-based hand cleaners.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Trying to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Staying home from work or school if you are sick.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • College students and the flu
  • H1N1 (swine) influenza
  • Pregnancy and the flu
  • Your baby and the flu
  • Your child and the flu

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