Communicable disease is defined as "illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through transmission of that agent or its products from an infected person, animal, or reservoir to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly through an intermediate plant or animal host, vector, or the inanimate environment." Communicable disease pathogens include bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and prions.
Communicable diseases can have a significant impact on the population. The surveillance and control of such diseases is an important part of protecting the public's health. The Communicable Disease program primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law.
The program also deals with other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as:
For additional information please visit the NC Communicable Disease website.
The program responsibilities include:
Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats and ferrets as well as some domestic livestock. All mammals are susceptible to rabies and it is nearly always fatal. Rabies can be prevented in humans with timely and appropriate treatment. In North Carolina the disease most often occurs in wild animals especially skunks, raccoons, bats and foxes. Raccoon rabies is present in the raccoon population in virtually every North Carolina county. For additional information on Rabies please visit:
STD and HIV prevention and control services includes providing clinical services, education and awareness efforts and monitoring disease trends through surveillance and epidemiology. STD Clinic provides testing, treatment and education at no cost to the client for:
Our Immunization Clinic provides vaccines to people of all ages, including those traveling internationally. Public Health offers vaccines for preventable diseases to reduce the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases within Union County. The following vaccines are offered through our immunization clinic:
In addition to vaccines, Blood Titer testing is available for the following:
With the mission of public health to promote health, prevent disease and protect the community, International Travel Immunizations allow us to assist those traveling internationally the opportunity for disease protection. A Registered Nurse will review travel itinerary, provide immunization education and vaccination(s). A Vaccination record will be provided to you for your records.
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Performance Guarantee Review Application
Date Issued: 04/20/16
Date Due: 05/12/16
CRWSP is seeking Statements of Qualifications for professional engineering services to develop a master plan for the Catawba River Water Treatment Plant (CRWTP), to meet the needs of each entity through a 30 year planning horizon for the Plant. The selected firm will be required to review the existing capacity of CRWTP, determine appropriate treatment technologies and potential phasing of infrastructure to be employed in any facility improvement, to meet projected water quality standards and determine the capacity needs of each entity from CRWTP for the next 30 years and the resultant water treatment plant capacity requirements. Selected firm shall analyze and provide recommendations, using projected capacity needs provided by Union and LCWSD and appropriate treatment technologies, of a property site study ensuring the potential needs can be placed on the current property footprint adequately for the 30 year period. The consultant will develop appropriate strategies for the entities to meet their projected capacity needs within the limits of existing IBT limitations imposed by both North and South Carolina and the ability of each entity to draw upon water supply for alternative sources pursuant to wholesale agreements with other suppliers and to share capacity between them to minimize capital improvements and optimize the use of existing and proposed facilities. The select firm may also be requested, at the sole option of the CRWSP Board, to provide engineering service for the design and construction of the initial phase of improvements identified in the plan, provided this firm has demonstrated competence and qualification for design and construction of improvements to a water plant such as that of CRWSP at the time of the firm’s submittal of services pursuant to this RFQ. At this time the CRWSP has not made any determination as to the project delivery method(s) that will be employed in the implementation of the Master Plan recommendations. The CRWSP Board reserves the right to terminate these services with the completion of the Master Plan, or if deemed to be in the best interest of CRWSP, extend the services to include traditional design and construction services or programmatic services for alternative project delivery as may be agreed to by the Engineer and CRWSP to implement the initial improvements identified in the plan.