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SCC Science Division to Host Presentation about Chronic Wasting Disease


Chris Kreh, a wildlife biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will be at Surry Community College on Wednesday, Sept. 20, to present information about the biology of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in local white-tailed deer populations, which has become an issue in Surry, Yadkin, and neighboring counties.

The presentation, which is hosted by the SCC Science Division, is an extension of several Biology classes. It will be held on the Dobson campus in room A-121 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is no fee to attend, and the presentation is open to the general public, as well as all SCC students.

CWD is an infectious, transmissible, neurological disease that affects deer and other cervids such as elk and moose. CWD is always fatal to the animals and was first detected in North Carolina in March 2022.

If you have questions or would like more information about the presentation, please contact Jeff Jones, SCC Science Division Chair, at or (336) 386-3391. If you are interested in finding out more about the Sciences Division at SCC, visit

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