The currant is affected by but few diseases. Among the more common ones are: Mycosphserella Leaf Spot, anthracnose and Cane Blight. For the past few years currants, especially black kinds, and gooseberries as well, have attracted the special attention of the plant pathologist on account of the European rust disease. This fungous trouble, while of no direct importance on the currant, is very destructive to the white pine; on the latter host it is known as the white pine blister rust. To currant - growers particular attention is called to the account of European rust, page 212.