Olive tree killer disease spreads to France


The bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, responsible for destroying an estimated one million olive trees in Italy and for which there is no known cure or prevention, has been discovered in two olive trees in France for the first time, raising fears of future widespread contamination.

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A deadly disease estimated to have killed a million olive trees in Italy has spread to France, reports The Guardian.