UK Risk Register Details for Potato virus Y (non-European strains)

This record was last updated on 03/08/2020

Common Names

  • Potato acropetal necrosis
  • Potato leaf-drop streak
  • Potato mottle
  • Potato severe mosaic
  • Potato stipple streak
  • Tobacco vein-banding
  • Tobacco veinal necrosis
  • Veinal necrosis of pepper

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Bulbs or tubers

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
This section is currently being developed as part of the next phase of the Risk Register.

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 5
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 15
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 75

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest (non-European isolates) and prohibition of key pathway



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 3
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 15

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Turkey Present
North America
Canada Present
Greenland Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Colombia Present
Peru Present
Venezuela Present
Australia Present
New Zealand Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Samoa Present
Algeria Present
Benin Present
Egypt Present
Ethiopia Present
Libya Present
Mauritius Present
Morocco Present
Nigeria Present
South Africa Present
Sudan Present
Tanzania Present
Tunisia Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Afghanistan Present
Bangladesh Present
Bhutan Present
China Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Iran Present
Iraq Present
Israel Present
Japan Present
Jordan Present
Kazakhstan Present
Lebanon Present
Nepal Present
Pakistan Present
Philippines Present
Russia Present
Saudi Arabia Present
South Korea Present
Syria Present
Taiwan Present
Vietnam Present
Yemen Present
Central America
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominican Republic Present
El Salvador Present
Guadeloupe Present
Jamaica Present
Puerto Rico Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Solanum tuberosum

Major Hosts

  • Capsicum L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Solanum L.
  • Solanum nigrum L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest (non-European isolates) (including Yo, Yn and Yc)

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Virus of potatoes for which non-European strains are regulated. Further research may be needed on the taxonomic variation to confirm if distinction between European/non European strains exists.