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Subject: Brazil creates taskforce to manage citrus sudden death
Date posted: March 13, 2003
Source: Fundecitrus
The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture along with the governor of Sao Paulo, the vice-governor, and the Secretary of Agriculture and Food Supply of the State of Sao Paulo, officially launched the creation of a taskforce to fight the citrus sudden death (MSC) disease. Public and private sectors of Sao Paulo were asked to participate as members. The taskforce is divided into three subgroups: Sanitary Defense, Research and Development, and Communications. Each will start their respective duties in March, 2003.

For more information about citrus sudden death see the previous PAS news story posted on 11/20/02 and the following websites:
http://www.fundecitrus.com.br/editorus.html
http://www.abecitrus.com.br/news.html
http://www.abecitrus.com.br/opinus.html