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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CANE CREEK PARK
CAMPING RESERVATION POLICY
To make it easier for visitors to make a camping reservation at Cane Creek Park, Union County has adopted a camping reservation policy for the Family Camping Area (FCA) and the Group Camping Area (GCA). The FCA has a limited number of sites set aside for reservations with the remaining sites available on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. All Wilderness Area Sites, Horse Camp Sites, GCA sites and cabins are open for reservations. All unreserved FCA sites and unreserved GCA cabins are open on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. GCA tent sites require reservations. In the event that all other camping sites, excluding cabins, are occupied, GCA tent sites will be open on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. All first-come, first-serve sites may be reserved in the event that all other sites are reserved.
Adults (18 years of age or older) may make reservations, through the current calendar year, at least 24 hours prior to occupancy date.
Reservation requests will be accepted by telephone, fax, e-mail, or in person, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Operations Center (704)843-3919.
Campsites may not be sub-let and reservations are not transferable.
Reservations may be made for (a) a minimum of two nights, (b) a maximum of fourteen consecutive nights.
The park will guarantee a specific site for a confirmed (paid in full) reservation that has been made more than two weeks prior to arrival date. A site preference will be honored, subject to availability, for reservations made less than 2 weeks in advance and must be made in person and paid by cash, check or credit card, or by phone through an approved credit card.
There will be an additional $4.00 administrative fee per each reserved campsite/cabin. An additional $4.00 administration fee will also be charged for each change or cancellation, once payment is received.
Reserved sites must be paid in full (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays) within 10 working days of the date the request was made and must be received 48 hours prior to arrival. Reservations made less than two weeks in advance must be paid in full at the time the reservation is made.
Reservation will be confirmed when payment in full is received, at which time a confirmation notice may be mailed.
Maximum number of dates/sites which may be reserved at any time is three. After those three dates/sites have been paid in full, three additional reservations may be made. However, each date/site must be reserved in the name of the individual who will occupy each site. Valid I.D. will be required prior to occupying site. Only the person whose name the site is reserved in, will be permitted to check in.
Requests for adjoining or adjacent campsites will be honored subject to availability.
Sites are available for Check-in between 3:30 p.m. and park closing. (Campground closing times vary throughout the year. Be sure to verify closing time.) Check-out time for each site/cabin is no later than 3:00 p.m.
Cancellation requests must be made in person, in letter format, by fax, or by e-mail and must be received at the Operations Center no later than 4:30 p.m. on the day prior to the reservation. Rain checks may be issued for an approved cancellation. No Cash Refunds. Make cancellation requests to: Cane Creek Park, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm (excluding holidays).
5213 Harkey Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173
Holiday Phone: 704-843-3919