Plum pox virus detected in Denmark
In Denmark, Plum pox virus (Potyvirus, PPV – EPPO A2 List) was detected for the first time in 1986 and subsequently eradicated. From 2008 to 2010, annual surveys were carried out. All Danish nurseries and garden centers were inspected twice a year and trees were sampled (at random and when suspicious symptoms were observed). As a result, PPV was detected in 5 sites (4 nurseries and 1 garden centre) during that period. Tracing back studies showed that some PPV infections were linked to imports from other EU member states and that one could be traced back to one Danish orchard. Eradication measures have been taken in all infected sites.
The pest status of Plum pox virus in Denmark is officially declared as: Transient: actionable, under eradication.
IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Denmark. Plum pox virus finding in Denmark (2011-06-24). https://www.ippc.int/index.php