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Subject: Sudden Oak Death Phytophthora ramorum discovered in British Columbia nursery
Date posted: June 17, 2003
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency News Release
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is investigating a report of Sudden Oak Death (SOD), Phytophthora ramorum, in a British Columbia wholesale nursery. A single rhododendron plant was discovered infected with SOD during a traceback investigation. The traceback was initiated after the United States declared a positive find of SOD in a nursery shipment to Canada. The CFIA is responding to this new SOD report by following up on additional tracebacks and taking strict regulatory and sanitary control measures to prevent the spread of this disease.

For the full news release from the CFIA, see the following: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/newcom/2003/20030613e.shtml

For the most recent Official Notification from the United States on Sudden Oak Death, see the following: http://www.pestalert.org/notifications.cfm?region=United%20States