EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'(LIBEAS)

Distribution details in El Salvador

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2013
EPPO Reporting Service (2020/054) : first positive samples were recorded in July 2013, but the presence of the disease was not confirmed until February 2020. Eradication measures have been taken. The Liberibacter species has not been specified in the official report. It has been assumed that it was 'Ca. L. asiaticus', but this remains to be confirmed.
Gobierno de El Salvador. Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (2020-02-19) MAG declara emergencia fitosanitaria nacional por presencia de HLB, enfermedad de los citricos. http://www.mag.gob.sv/mag-declara-emergencia-fitosanitaria-nacional-por-presencia-de-hlb-enfermedad-de-los-citricos/
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Guatemala Present, no details view...
Honduras Present, no details view...