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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Under and by virtue of the power vested in me by Section 105-369 of the N.C. General Statues and pursuant to an order of the Board of Commissioners of the County of Union, notice is hereby given that the real estate described below may be foreclosed upon by the County of Union, Revenue Division for the non-payment of taxes. The real estate which is subject to lien and foreclosure, name of persons owning the property as of the date of delinquency and the amount of the lien is listed below. For a more particular description of said real estate, reference is made to the records in the Union County Assessor’s Office and the Union County Register of Deeds. Notice is hereby given that the amounts of the liens listed below are subject to additional monthly interest and cost as provided by law and any omission of interest and cost does not affect the status of the lien. These listings do not include any prior unpaid taxes which may be applicable nor does it include any fire fees. In addition to delinquent Union County taxes, these listings include any applicable taxes for the Town of Hemby Bridge, the Village of Wesley Chapel, the Town of Fairview, the Town of Mineral Springs, the Town of Wingate, the Town of Marshville, and the Town of Stallings.