EPPO Global Database

Citrus tristeza virus(CTV000)

Distribution details in Tunisia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2021: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1960s
Eradication in: 1992
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, only in some areas, subject to official control (2021-04)
RS no. 4 of 1990: infection of Meyer lemon in 1960s, since eradicated. (https://gd.eppo.int/reporting/article-5598)

EPPO Reporting Service (2021/107) : in several orange (Citrus sinensis) orchards in the municipalities of Beni Khalled and Menzel Bouzelfa (Nabeul governorate). Under eradication.
* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Tunisia (TUN-02/4 of 2021-03-29) Premier signalement du virus de la tristeza ou Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) en Tunisie. https://www.ippc.int/fr/countries/tunisia/pestreports/2021/03/premier-signalement-du-virus-de-la-tristeza-ou-citrus-tristeza-virus-ctv-en-tunisie/

* Najar A, Hamdi I, Mahmoud S, Medhioub L, Jaouadi I, Varsani A, Jemmali A (2021) First report of citrus tristeza virus in commercial citrus orchards in Tunisia. Journal of Plant Pathology 103, 1051–1052.

* UNDP/FAO Report RAB/86/018 Fruit Crop Sanitation in the Mediterranean and Near East Region - Status and Requirement.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Algeria Present, restricted distribution view...
Libya Present, restricted distribution view...