On May 28, 2008, the Government of Canada announced the successful eradication of plum pox virus (PPV) in the area of Stoney Creek, Ontario. Under the Plum Pox Virus Infested Places Order, 2008, Stoney Creek, Ontario has been removed from the list of areas infected with plum pox virus.
Since 2000, plum pox virus had been detected and regulated in seven areas in Ontario and Nova Scotia. After seven years of effective regulatory controls and eradication programs, it has been eradicated in six of the areas. The only area now remaining under quarantine is the larger Niagara quarantine area which consists of the Town of Grimsby, the Town of Lincoln, the City of St. Catharines, the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and designated sections of the City of Niagara Falls, Town of Pelham and City of Thorold.
Additional information on plum pox virus is available on the CFIA web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.