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Citrus disease discovered on LA County lemon tree

KABC-TV covers Los Angeles and Southern California.

March 30, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A citrus disease that devastated crops in Florida has surfaced in Southern California.

The state Department of Food and Agriculture says "citrus greening," a disease that keeps fruit from ripening, was discovered on a lemon tree in a neighborhood in Los Angeles County.

The disease is no threat to humans, but it killed millions of citrus trees in Florida.