First report of Citrus leprosis virus in Mexico
In Mexico, symptoms of citrus leprosis were recently observed in the State of Chiapas. The presence of Citrus leprosis virus (EU Annexes) was then confirmed in the laboratory. An emergency programme was immediately set up to eradicate citrus leprosis (destruction of infected sweet orange trees (Citrus sinensis) found in orchards and gardens, and biological control of the mite vector Brevipalpus phoenicis). This is the first report of Citrus leprosis virus in Mexico.
The situation of Citrus leprosis virus in Mexico can be described as follows: Present, first reported in 2005 in Chiapas, under eradication.
NAPPO Pest Alert.
Official Pest Reports for Mexico. Detection of Citrus leprosis virus in the state of Chiapas, Mexico - 09/07/2005