EPPO Distribution List for plum pox potyvirus
Due to the new situation of plum pox potyvirus in Chile (see RS 94/145) and recent information provided by many EPPO member countries during the EPPO Conference on plum pox (Bordeaux, FR, 1993-10-05/08), the geographical distribution of plum pox can be modified as follows.
EPPO Distribution List: Plum pox potyvirus
PPV has its origin in eastern Europe (Bulgaria), and has spread from there to most of the continent (OEPP/EPPO, 1974). With the exception of the recent finding of plum pox in Chile, no other case has been reported from outside the Euro-Mediterranean area.
EPPO region: Practically all European countries have been affected, but to very different extents: widespread in Albania (potential EPPO country), Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Yugoslavia; present locally in Austria, Cyprus, Egypt (potential EPPO country), France (very locally), Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova (potential EPPO country), Russia, Spain, Syria (potential EPPO country), Turkey, Ukraine (potential EPPO country) and United Kingdom; few reports in Belgium and Portugal; reported but not confirmed in Estonia. Intercepted only in Sweden. The disease has been eradicated in Denmark, Netherlands and Switzerland.
Asia: Cyprus, Georgia (unconfirmed), Russia, Syria, Turkey.
South America: Chile (found in 1992, under eradication).
Oceania: The unconfirmed record for New Zealand which appeared in the first edition of the EPPO data sheet (OEPP/EPPO, 1983) is an error.
EPPO Secretariat, 1994-07.
More information will be available in the proceedings of the EPPO Conference on Plum Pox (Bordeaux, FR, 1993-10-05/08) to be published in the EPPO Bulletin 24(3) !