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Plum Pox Virus Eradication in Pennsylvania

In an increasingly global society, the transmission of viruses and various diseases has been facilitated through our own technologies.

Once an introduced disease has become established in a new location it is extremely difficult to eradicate. The successful eradication of PPV from Pennsylvania is hailed as a great accomplishment and could not have been achieved without the cooperation of many different groups including fruit growers, PDA, USDA/APHIS, USDA/ARS, Penn State University, and homeowners.