(July 21) Scientists from New York’s Department of Agriculture and Markets have found evidence of plum pox in the Wayne County town of Williamson, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported.

The disease affects stone fruit orchards by deforming crops and crippling host trees.

Officials have quarantined a 1-mile radius around the infected trees, and farmers have been told that they cannot plant, grow or harvest stone fruit in that area indefinitely, an agriculture department spokeswoman said, in the report.

The virus does not affect humans.