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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Effective September 1, 2013, there was a change in the process for paying property taxes on registered motor vehicles. With the implementation of the Tax and Tag Together program, county property taxes are now paid to the License Plate Agency when you register your vehicle or renew your existing license plate. More detailed information about this new process can be found on the DMV website.
With this change in the collection process the Revenue Division has assumed the valuation, assessment and appeal process for all registered motor vehicles in Union County. If you have any questions related to these matters or would like to appeal your value please call 704-283-3848.
Property taxes on registered motor vehicle sare now paid to the NCDMV when you register your vehicle. Information related to those taxesand how muchyou paid can be found on your registration renewal notice or on the receipt attached to your registration card. If you do not have this documentation please follow the link below to access your DMV payment history. No account setup is required, however, you will need to have your driver's license available to access your account.