EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2009 Num. article: 2009/085

First report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ in Belize

The occurrence of citrus huanglongbing (associated with ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ – EPPO A1 List) is reported for the first time from Belize. The disease has been found in the northern, eastern and southern parts of the country. An eradication programme will be implemented.
The situation of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ in Belize can be described as follows: Present, first reported in 2009, under eradication.


ProMed posting of 2009-05-18. Huanglongbing, citrus – Belize: first report.
http://www.promedmail.org (archive number 20090518.1853).