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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Posted on 01/12/15
Farm Fresh Ventures is Accepting Subscribers January 12, 2015, Monroe, NC – Subscribe to Farm Fresh Ventures and you will eat healthier, help the local economy, help small family farms and be environmentally responsible.
When you subscribe to Farm Fresh Ventures, you receive weekly produce boxes that provide 5-7 different fresh produce items from local growers from May – September 2015. The cost of a large box of produce for 18 weeks is $442. A lite box for 18 weeks costs $298. These costs include a $10 joining fee.
Throughout the season boxes we will have a variety of produce, including, but not limited to: apples, lettuces, herbs, beans, cabbage, carrots, greens, eggplant, garlic, onions, melons, grapes, okra, peaches, pecans, peppers, potatoes (Irish & sweet), pumpkins, squash (summer & winter), strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini and much more.
Boxes are available for pick-up from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. every Tuesday from May 5 through Sept. 1 at the Richmond County Cooperative Extension Center, Stanly County Cooperative Extension Center, Anson County Farmers Market, Union County Farmers Market and Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center.
For more information or to subscribe, visit www.FarmFreshVentures.com or call 704-694-2415 or 704-283-3830.