EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2013 Num. article: 2013/038

Eradication of Papaya ringspot virus from Finland

As reported in EPPO RS 2012/061, Papaya ringspot virus (Potyvirus, PRSV) was found for the first time in Finland in September 2011. PRSV was detected in glasshouse cucumber plants (Cucumis sativus) showing unusual symptoms. Phytosanitary measures were taken to eradicate the disease. The infected plants were destroyed and appropriate disinfection measures were taken. As a result, the virus was no longer found and the NPPO of Finland now considers that the virus has been eradicated.
The pest status of Papaya ringspot virus in Finland is officially declared as: Absent, pest eradicated.


NPPO of Finland (2012-06).