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ICD-9 has no code for Ebola

ICD-10 would have supplied the healthcare system with a specific code for tracking Ebola, according to a FierceHealthIT report.

Under the ICD-9 coding system, Ebola is simply identified as 078.89: other specified diseases due to viruses. Under ICD-10, Ebola would have its own specific code: A98.4.

The lack of coding specificity impedes the United States' ability to track and respond to the virus, according to the report.  

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