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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Before any sole proprietorship, general partnership or corporation and limited liability companies doing business under an assumed name or DBA engages in business in North Carolina, the business name must be properly registered.To register your business name, you must file the form with the Register of Deeds office in the county or counties where you will do business.There is no statewide name registration for sole proprietorships, general partnerships or corporations and limited liability companies doing business under an assumed name or DBA.
Business names for limited partnerships, LLCs, LLPs and corporations are registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State’s office in the Corporations Division.You may contact them at 919-814-5400 or www.sosnc.gov.
After you decide what type of business you are registering, you will need to come in our office and perform a name search to determine if the proposed business name has already been filed.The Register of Deeds office cannot perform the name search for you, but we will be glad to assist you.After you have performed the name search, you will need to complete the form and have it notarized before a notary public.The Register of Deeds office does not have a notary available in our office, but you may get it notarized at your bank.The fee for registering your form is $26.00.Once the form is filed in our office, you will then need to either visit the Tax Assessor’s office or give them a call at 704-283-3746, so they may ask you some further questions.
Effective July 1, 2015, there is no local-level business licensing.BUT there are other requirements that remain for a business to operate in North Carolina.It is still important for businesses to do the following:
Be sure to read the information on the following website provided by Business Link North Carolina:www.blnc.gov This website goes into more detail about starting a new business.
Various forms are shown below and may be downloaded for your convenience: