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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Union County developed a master plan to have a system where all county departments will have access to GIS software and data. Rather than maintaining incompatible hardcopy maps, each department will be maintaining information in GIS. Once GIS has been implemented, the county offices will be able to store and manipulate information in a very efficient manner.
Paper or digital maps are available by request. Call 704-292-2619 or email the GIS Department at firstname.lastname@example.org with map requests. If the map requires creation of a new map or new data, modification of existing data or data analysis, an additional fee will be added to the cost of the map. An estimate of the amount of time and cost will be provided by a GIS staff member and agreed to by the customer before the project is started.
Completion of the map will be at the discretion of the GIS department, given that Union County staff and other government staff requests are given priority over public projects.
Payment must be made before the map is given to the customer.
The hourly rate for custom maps is $35.00, with a minimum charge of $35.00. After the first hour, time will be rounded to the half hour. In addition to the hourly rate, printing costs will apply. For details, please refer to our Custom Map Fee Schedule.
How often is GIS data updated?
What software does the GIS department use?
The Union County GIS is currently using the Esri line of products.
What is the best way to view GoMAPS?
GoMaps 4.0 works in all modern browsers. This includes desktop and mobile Chrome and Safari as well as desktop Firefox and Internet Explorer versions 10+.
Is GoMAPS a source for legal land parcel description?
No; the data on GoMAPS and in the GIS department is of map quality and does not replace a survey. The GIS data is collected only for tax purposes. For a copy of deeds and recorded surveys, please visit the Register of Deeds.
Who should I contact if I know of an error in land parcel data?
Land boundaries are updated by the Tax Assessor’s Office.
Why can’t I buy/download utility data?
Utility data is protected under general statute and cannot be distributed in digital format.. Contact Luke Fawcett for utility data in print format.
Where can I get information about the Monroe Bypass?
For information, contact the NC Turnpike Authority
The purpose of the Union County GIS Parcel Access program is to provide data containing geographic information about Union County. In the preparation of this data, every effort has been made to offer the most current, correct and clearly expressed information possible. However, inadvertent errors can occur and information placed on the data is not intended to replace any official source.
This information is presented "as is" and without warranties, either expressed or implied. Users are advised that their use of any County online application is at their own risk. Union County assumes no responsibility for any decision made or any actions taken by the user based upon information obtained from this website.
The user agrees that Union County shall be held harmless from all actions, claims, damages or judgments arising from the use of Union County data obtained from this website. Certain data on this website is maintained by third parties over whom Union County has no control. As such, Union County makes no representation as to the accuracy, appropriateness or any other aspect of the information contained in the data.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a computer system capable of creating, storing, managing, analyzing and displaying geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports and charts.