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Subject: Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wied), detected in the suburbs of Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Date posted: October 14, 2004
Source: Dirección General de Sanidad Vegetal

On September 17, 2004 the Mediterranean fruit fly was detected in suburbs of Tijuana, B.C., Mexico.  That same day the National Emergency System for the confinement and eradication of the fly was activated.  At this moment, the fly has been contained within a one kilometer radius of the initial capture, and is under eradication.