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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Assessment of Fair Housing and Analysis of Impediments
Public Hearing & Comment Period
August 17, 2017
Union County invites you to attend a Public Hearing for the Assessment of Fair Housing Plan. The hearing will be held at 4:00-5:00pm on September 6, 2017 at the Union County Government Center, 500 North Main Street, Monroe, NC 28112.Interested parties are cordially invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. The Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) is a legal requirement that the County must complete in order to continue receiving federal housing and community development funding from the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Specifically, the AFH is an analysis undertaken pursuant to 24 CFR Part 5.154 that includes an analysis of fair housing data, an assessment of fair housing issues, impediments and contributing factors, and an identification of fair housing priorities and goals specific to Union County.
Examples of fair housing issues include regional demographics, segregation, racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, access to opportunity, disproportionate housing need, publicly supported housing, access to persons with disabilities, and fair housing enforcement and outreach capacity. The primary purpose of the Public Hearing is to present the draft AFH area residents and stakeholders.
A draft copy of the AFH will be available for public inspection and comment for 30 days beginning on August 18 and ending September 18. Requests for printed copies should be sent to Victoria Avramović at email@example.com or (704) 688-6502.
There are two ways to participate: 1) Present your comments at the public hearing or 2) Send written comments to: 500 North Main St., Monroe, NC 28112 Attn: Citizen Participation Coordinator or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments must be received by September 18, 2017 to be considered for the publication of the final document.
All meeting facilities are handicapped accessible. If you have non-English speaking needs or if you need additional information, please contact Michael James, Assistant to the County Manager at 704-283-3500.