ARTHROPOD (cockroaches, fleas, scorpions etc) -BORNE VIRAL DISEASES (060-066)
Use additional code to identify any associated meningitis (321.2)
Excludes: late effects of viral encephalitis (139.0)
060 Yellow fever
060.9 Yellow fever, unspecified
Excludes: hemorrhagic fever caused by dengue virus (065.4)
062 Mosquito-borne viral encephalitis
062.0 Japanese encephalitis
Japanese B encephalitis
062.1 Western equine encephalitis
062.2 Eastern equine encephalitis
Excludes: Venezuelan equine encephalitis (066.2)
062.3 St. Louis encephalitis
062.4 Australian encephalitis
Australian X disease
Murray Valley encephalitis
062.5 California virus encephalitis
062.8 Other specified mosquito-borne viral encephalitis
Encephalitis by Ilheus virus
062.9 Mosquito-borne viral encephalitis, unspecified
063 Tick-borne viral encephalitis
Includes: diphasic meningoencephalitis
063.0 Russian spring-summer [taiga] encephalitis
063.1 Louping ill
063.2 Central European encephalitis
063.8 Other specified tick-borne viral encephalitis
063.9 Tick-borne viral encephalitis, unspecified
064 Viral encephalitis transmitted by other and unspecified arthropods
Arthropod-borne viral encephalitis, vector unknown
Negishi virus encephalitis
Excludes: viral encephalitis NOS (049.9)
065 Arthropod-borne hemorrhagic fever
065.0 Crimean hemorrhagic fever [CHF Congo virus]
Central Asian hemorrhagic fever
065.1 Omsk hemorrhagic fever
065.2 Kyasanur Forest disease
065.3 Other tick-borne hemorrhagic fever
065.4 Mosquito-borne hemorrhagic fever
Chikungunya hemorrhagic fever
Dengue hemorrhagic fever
Excludes: Chikungunya fever (066.3)
yellow fever (060.0-060.9)
065.8 Other specified arthropod-borne hemorrhagic fever
Mite-borne hemorrhagic fever
065.9 Arthropod-borne hemorrhagic fever, unspecified
Arbovirus hemorrhagic fever NOS
066 Other arthropod-borne viral diseases
066.0 Phlebotomus fever
066.1 Tick-borne fever
Nairobi sheep disease
066.2 Venezuelan equine fever
Venezuelan equine encephalitis
066.3 Other mosquito-borne fever
Excludes: dengue (061)
yellow fever (060.0-060.9)
066.8 Other specified arthropod-borne viral diseases
066.9 Arthropod-borne viral disease, unspecified
Arbovirus infection NOS
A local radio station in Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA, reported today that encephalitis is being passed this year by mosquitos. This was said to be a warning issued by the Center for Disease Control, a US Government agency responsible for finding and identifying disease. The CDC then warns the nation of any hazards afoot.
This is the first time I ever heard of encephalitis being carried by mosquitos. Also, the word "vector" was included in the account. This means that mosquitos carry encephalitis and are a vector reservoir, and the disease could become much more common than it is. We also have a report that mosquitos are carrying dengue fever in the Tucson area and south.
What to do?
1. Buy Skin So Soft from an Amway distributor in your area. This product, by accident, was made to repulse mosquitos.
2. Spray all standing puddles lightly with kerosene and/or a poison like Malathion or Seven. The kerosene covers the water with a skin that suffocates the mosquito larva. This is technically illegal I believe, but you will have to decide which is worse-- civil disobedience or watching your kid in an oxygen tent. Now, go do the right thing.
3. Spray any low areas of standing water in swamps etc. Naturalists would much prefer that humans get vector borne diseases and die than to control the insects.
4. Look around your area, and in vacant land near you, for abandoned tires with water in them. Check for buckets forgotten which may now be half full of rain water and mosquito larva.
You will have to take care of yourself. Officials will NOT be taking an interest in you. They don't want people to panic, so they will be a day late and a dollar short in this one.