Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a transmissible, always fatal, neurological disease that affects deer and other cervids such as elk, moose and reindeer/caribou.

CWD was detected in North Carolina in March 2022. In response, CWD Surveillance Areas with special regulations have been established. 

 

CWD Testing Chart

Note: In addition to the information in the table below, tissue samples from 250 deer have been collected and shipped for testing, with results expected in the next 4 -6 weeks. 

Last Updated: April 15th, 2024

  Current Sampling Year
July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024
 
County # tested & CWD not detected # of CWD positives Total CWD Positives
All Years
Alexander 337 0  
Alleghany 770 0 0
Ashe 967 0 0
Bladen 864 0 0
Cumberland 382 5 6
Davie 492 0 0
Forsyth 650 0 0
Franklin 574 0 0
Guilford 864 0 0
Harnett 659 0 0
Hoke 212 0 0
Iredell 1,075 0 0
Johnston 310 0 0
Robeson 484 0 0
Rockingham 1,980 0 0
Sampson 551 0 0
Stokes 1,207 1 2
Surry 1,139 5 10
Wilkes 1,259 0 1
Yadkin 989 2 4
Undetermined 0 0 1
Rest of State 19,975 0 0
Total 35,740 13 24