Drug-resistant Tuberculosis continues to spread: new report. Concern about childhood TBArchived
A new report, Tuberculosis surveillance in Europe 2009, a joint publication from the ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe to mark World Tuberculosis Day 2011, provides evidence for concern about the spread of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) and the persistence of TB among children. ECDC is supporting WHO/Europe in developing a regional MDR TB Plan and concerted actions are undertaken to address childhood TB.
Will tuberculosis be the next disease to be eliminated in Europe?
19 Mar 2019 - It should be. Despite being a curable disease, tuberculosis (TB) is still a challenging public health issue in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA), with over 55 000 TB infections reported annually and thousands of fatalities.
Every hour 30 people are diagnosed with tuberculosis in the European Region. It’s time to make TB a disease of the past
19 Mar 2019 - The latest ECDC/WHO report Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2019 (2017 data) shows that despite an overall decline in numbers of people suffering from TB, the disease remains a major public health challenge in the Region.
The sleeping giant: the danger of neglecting latent tuberculosis infection
16 Oct 2018 - The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published comprehensive guidance on the management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) targeted for European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries.