EPPO Global Database

Citrus tristeza virus(CTV000)

Distribution details in Libya

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2009: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Disease map 289 (1998): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service 504/02. Suspected infections found in 1970s (possibly severe attacks of Spiroplasma citri).

The presence of CTV was confirmed by Abukraa et al. (2009). The first cases were indeed reported by Nour-Eldin and Fudl-Allah in 1976, at the research sation of Al-Ftah University in Tripoli. Infected trees were destroyed, and for several years no further studies were made. Surveys were carried out in 2007, and CTV was detected in several areas (Zawia, Zahra, Tripoli, Grapolli and Sabha).
* Abukraa H, Djelouah K & Kafu A (2009) Historical review of Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) in Libya. In: D'Onghia AM, Djelouah K, Roistacher CN (eds). Citrus tristeza virus and Toxoptera citricidus: a serious threat to the Mediterranean citrus industry. Bari : CIHEAM, 2009. p. 103-105. (Options Méditerranéennes : Série B. Etudes et Recherches; n. 65. https://om.ciheam.org/om/pdf/b65/00801397.pdf

* Nour-Eldin F, Fudl-Allah AE-SA (1976) Libyan Journal of Agriculture 5, 101-110.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Algeria Present, restricted distribution view...
Chad Present, widespread view...
Egypt Present, restricted distribution view...
Sudan Present, few occurrences view...
Tunisia Present, restricted distribution view...