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France takes measures against X fastidiosa

France has prohibited the import of plants sensitive to the bacterium, Xylella fastidiosa, from areas it has affected. This prohibition concerns intra‐European trade from the Puglia region in Italy and infected areas of other concerned countries. It will be accompanied by the strengthening of monitoring and surveillance plans. The bacterium leads to a massive dieback in crops of economic interest to France such as citrus fruits, grapevines and olive trees. There is no method of controlling the pathogen apart from uprooting of plants to eradicate the disease. The French Ministry of Agriculture sought EU measures for the containment of the disease, which has been imported from the Americas to the south of Italy. Pending the establishment of such measures, the Ministry has taken a national approach. No outbreak has yet been detected in France.


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