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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Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767, in the Waxhaw region between North Carolina and South Carolina. A lawyer and a landowner, Jackson became a national war hero after defeating the British in New Orleans during the War of 1812. Jackson was elected the seventh president of the United States in 1828. Known as the "people's president," Jackson destroyed the National Bank, founded the Democratic Party and is known for his support of individual liberty. He died on June 8, 1845. Union County Parks and Recreation maintains a monument where it is believed that Andrew Jackson was born.
Turn from Main Street onto Rehobeth Road. Stay on Rehobeth Road until you cross the North Carolina/South Carolina state line. Continue for 0.5 mile to the first crossroads. Turn left and continue to the end of the road.
The Union County Farmer’s Market is located at 805 Skyway Drive in Monroe.The Farmer's Market reopens June 7
Market Hours: 8:00a.m.-2:00p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
There are over 20 vendors with products ranging from fresh seasonal produce to cheese, pottery and skin products, among others.
If you have questions or would like more information, you can contact the Farmer’s Market Coordinator Nancie Mandeville at 704-564-2883, the Local Foods Agent Dustin Adcock at 704-283-3830, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A great way for community members to learn and reconnect with nature is through a group field trip, an option which is available for any group, young or old. There are various activities in nature to choose from that are free with paid vehicle admission in the park area.
To better meet the needs of our community, County staff has created a versatile program that can be designed to meet the needs of most groups. Choose the activities that work best for you! For more information or to set up a group nature program, contact Lindsey Fowler at email@example.com or complete a request form and email it to her.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension is a great resource to learn about other ways to get involved and enjoy what Union County has to offer.
The Union County Public Library also provides a calendar of local events.