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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Date Issued: 02/18/16
Date Due: 02/18/16
SCOPE OF WORK Domestic Water Line Replacement @ the Union County Government Center Replace the existing 4” galvanized domestic water line from its entrance into the building on the Ground Floor to the chase and up to the Third Floor. The work shall be bid based on the attached drawing from McKnight, Smith, Ward, & Griffin Engineers, dated 7-24-15. The intent of this project is to route the new 4” copper piping parallel to the existing 4” galvanized piping so that the existing pipe remains in service during installation of the new pipe. Isolation valves shall be provided and installed as shown on the drawings. The switchover, from the old pipe to the newly installed pipe shall be done over a preapproved weekend or holiday. After the switchover is complete and the new pipe is operational, tested and cleared for public domestic water use, the existing galvanized pipe shall be removed and disposed of properly. The ceiling tiles, walls, etc. that are damaged or removed during the project, shall be replaced with similar materials of the same quality or repaired to the former condition prior to acceptance by UCPW Facilities. The contractor shall provide documentation to UCPW Facilities that the piping has been tested and cleared for public domestic water use. All scheduling for this project shall be approved by UCPW Facilities. The plumbing contractor shall be the prime contractor and shall use a general contractor as a subcontractor for repair of ceilings, walls, floors, etc. All permits and inspections required for this project are the responsibility of the plumbing contractor. All contractors on this project shall be licensed to do this type of work in North Carolina. All work and materials used shall be in accordance with North Carolina, Union County and the City of Monroe Building Codes and requirements. The drawings will be available on request. Contact the Procurement representative listed on the cover of the bid document to request the drawings. The contractor shall provide a construction schedule for the installation, demolition and switchover of the system with his/her bid. All work, except the switchover, can be done during regular business hours