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Two more deer test positive for chronic wasting disease in North Carolina

Melissa McGaw, NCWRC

Two more deer in North Carolina have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease.

NC Wildlife Resources Commission officials said the two new positive deer were found in Surry County, part of the Secondary Surveillance Area.

Chronic Wasting Disease was first detected in North Carolina in a deer was harvested in northern Yadkin County in December 2021.

Although mandatory testing has ended in the Secondary Surveillance Area, officials say it’s still strongly recommended that hunters submit their deer’s lymph nodes for testing.

Mandatory testing is still in place for the Primary Surveillance Area until January 2.

Learn more: https://www.ncwildlife.org/Hunting/Chronic-Wasting-Disease/CWD-Surveillance-Areas-and-Special-Regulations