Additional information on Citrus tristeza closterovirus in Algeria
As reported in EPPO RS 2003/052, Citrus tristeza closterovirus (CTV – EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was found in 2 citrus multiplication plots at the experimental stations of Béni Tamou and Chébli (Wilaya of Blida). The NPPO of Algeria added that specific eradication measures have been applied on the 2 isolated foci. It considers that CTV is now eradicated. Official surveys are still being implemented to verify the absence of the virus in the plots concerned and their vicinity by using standardized test methods, before phytosanitary measures can be completely lifted in the quarantine area.
NPPO of Algeria, 2003-06-18.