Inspection dog stops wasp carrying lethal virus

August 6, 2009 9:48:48 PM PDT
New tests show that an inspection dog stopped a potentially devastating threat to California's agriculture industry.

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A wasp was found in some curry leaves inside a FedEx package at the Fresno airport.

Tests confirm that the wasp was infected with a virus that had never been seen in the west.

A virus that has killed tens of thousands of acres of citrus plants in Florida and Brazil is causing billions of dollars in losses.

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