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Creating a Disease Record

This task is a step in Process of Managing Public Health Cases.

Public Health managers and other medical professionals create disease records with related informational files. For example, a disease record may be associated with one or more of the following:

  • Case records detailing individual or group outbreaks
  • Frequently-asked questions (FAQs) about the disease that may be published as well as used internally
  • Medications, with dosage information
  • Service requests
  • Training courses on disease management or epidemiology
  • Attachments, such as digital X-ray files, photos of symptoms, and microscopic renderings

See Developing Disease Details for more information.

To create a disease record

  1. Navigate to the Diseases screen.
  2. In the Diseases list, create a record.
  3. In the Disease Details form, complete the fields, and then save the record.

    The following table describes some of the fields.



    The name of the disease.


    The current status of the disease worldwide. Options are Active, Current Outbreak, Eliminated, and Rare.


    Some options include Biological -A, B and C; Chemical - Blister/Vesicants, Chemical - Blood, Chemical - Choking/Lung, and so on. Administrators can set the category LOV values.


    The in-house expert on this disease. The default is the user ID of the person creating the record.


    A high-level abstract of the disease.


    The methods, signs, and symptoms by which a disease is identified.


    The biological manifestations that indicate the presence of the disease.


    Recommended precautions to curtail spread of the disease.

    Incubation Period

    The period between the infection of an individual by a pathogen, and the manifestation of the disease it causes.


    When the check box is selected, the disease is tracked. The agency must define a workflow that specifies what happens when cases are created against disease records flagged for Surveillance. The workflow could result in raising the priority of the case, sending notification, and so on. For more information on workflows, see Siebel Business Process Framework: Workflow Guide.

    Last Updated

    Automatically populated.

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