EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2007 Num. article: 2007/129

Situation of Pepino mosaic potexvirus in Switzerland

In Switzerland, Pepino mosaic virus (Potexvirus – EPPO Alert List) was first found in the canton of Fribourg in 2004 (see EPPO RS 2006/056). All infected tomato plants were destroyed and the outbreak was eradicated. However, a few other cases have been reported since then in the cantons of Ticino and Zurich.
The situation of Pepino mosaic virus in Switzerland can be described as follows: Present, few outbreaks found in the cantons of Ticino and Zurich.


Ramel ME, Gugerli P, Gilli C (2007) La mosaïque du pépino sur tomate. Revue suisse de Viticulture, Arboriculture, Horticulture 39(3), 211-212.