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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Yes – their biological, adopted, or step children.
They cannot live within 1,000 feet of any of these locations unless they are grandfathered in prior to the daycare or school being established, or prior to the law going into effect on December 1, 2008, or resided there prior to their conviction.
Yes, as long as the church does not have a North Carolina registered daycare facility nor is it within 300 feet of a daycare or school.
No, that would be trespassing.
Sex offenders’ registration information is publicly available at http://sexoffender.ncdoj.gov . This would be the best forum to present this information. Sex offenders have children as well and they should not be held accountable for their parents’ conduct. It would be best to address this question to an attorney that represents the housing committee or neighborhood watch website.
Contact your local law enforcement agency.
A sex offender can petition the court ten years after their initial registration date for removal from the registry. If granted, all rights are restored and there are no restrictions on the individual. The ten year period starts on their registration date. If they are sent to prison, they do not register until they are released. Therefore, if they are sentenced to 20 years, their ten year registration starts after the 20 year sentence is completed.
Register for email alerts at http://sexoffender.ncdoj.gov