EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'(LIBEAS)

Distribution details in Kenya

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2017
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2020/053) : first found during surveys conducted from March 2017 to December 2018 in 3 sites in the coastal region.
References
* Ajene IJ, Khami FM, van Asch B, Pietersen G, Seid N, Rwomushana I, Ombura FLO, Momanyi G, Finyange P, Rasowo BA, Tanga CM, Mohammed S, Ekesi S (2020) Distribution of Candidatus Liberibacter species in Eastern Africa, and the first report of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus in Kenya. Science Reports 10, 3919 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-60712-0
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Ethiopia Present, few occurrences view...
Tanzania Absent, invalid record view...
Uganda Absent, invalid record view...