Distribution of tomato yellow leaf curl virus
At the annual meeting of the EPPO Panel on Phytosanitary Regulations, an expert from Spain confirmed the presence of tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus in his country. According to a statement from Spain, the virus is present in the province of Almeria and Spanish authorities are trying to limit the further spread within the country. Tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus is one of a group of viruses transmitted by Bemisia tabaci (EPPO A2 pest), which are now beeing spread in the EPPO region by its vector.
A literature research carried out at the EPPO Secretariat revealed that tomato yellow leaf curl virus has the following distribution:
EPPO Distribution List: Tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus
EPPO region: Cyprus, EC (ES, IT) Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Tunisia and Turkey.
Africa: Cape Verde, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Tunisia.
Asia: India, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey.
Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentacion, Madrid (1993-02)
EPPO Secretariat, Paris (1993-02)