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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It is the policy of Union County Transportation that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, income status, national origin or disabilities be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or service for which UCT receives Federal financial assistance.
Any person who believes they have been mistreated by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a complaint in writing with Union County Transportation at 610 Patton Avenue, Monroe, NC 28110 within 180 days following the date of the alleged discrimination occurrence. Complaint forms may be obtained from the UCT office by calling 704-292-2598. For information regarding opportunities to participate on the Transportation Advisory Board contact the office of Union County Transportation.
To obtain additional information on Title VI contact:
NC Department of Transportation
Civil Rights and Business Development
1511 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1511
Requests for modifications of Union County Division of Transportation’s (UCT) policies, practices, or procedures to accommodate an individual with a disability may be made either in advance or at the time of the transportation service. UCT is best able to address and accommodate a request when customers make their requests for modifications in advance. The process for making a request is as follows:
Requests may be made through the following means:
Same Day Requests: