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Mediterranean fruit fly eradicated

August 15, 2008 5:59:36 AM PDT
State agriculture officials say they've eradicated the Mediterranean fruit fly infestation in Los Angeles, Santa Clara and Solano Counties.Med-flies have cost the state agriculture industry millions of dollars in lost revenue, and the infestations led to a year-long quarantine of local produce.

The quarantines have already been lifted in Santa Clara and Solano counties.

Officials say the quarantine for Los Angeles County will be lifted as soon as the paperwork is finished, which should be in the next few days.


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