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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Generally speaking, most home improvements will require a permit. Examples of such work include, but aren’t limited to the addition, repair, or replacement of load bearing structures; and the addition or change in design of plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical wiring.
Certain minor activities are exempt from the permitting requirements. Such examples include, but aren’t limited to replacement of water heaters provided there is no change in fuel, energy source, location, capacity, or routing of venting and piping; repair or replacement of electrical devices and fixtures of the same type; as well as any minor alterations not including any of the above mentioned items and costing less than $15,000.
The following items will be needed in order to complete the application process.
The cost of the residential permit is based upon square footage (heated and/or unheated). Please reference the fee schedule.
The contractor of record will be notified of the inspection results. Corrections to any failed inspection should be made prior to requesting a second inspection. There is no additional fee charged for the re-check. However, if an additional inspection is requested and the job fails a second time, an additional trip charge of $80 may be imposed. In this case, no additional inspections will be performed until the fee is paid.
By clicking the above, registered users can apply for a permit online or register to be able to apply online. To manually submit a permit application in person please click the desired application form in the Popular Resources section of this page.