World Tuberculosis Day 2022
World Tuberculosis Day, marked each year on 24 March, is an occasion to raise awareness and advocate for efforts to eliminate TB. The theme of this year's event is ‘Invest to End TB. Save Lives.’
Latest news and reports
Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2022 –2020 data
24 Mar 2022 - This report provides an overview of the latest tuberculosis (TB) epidemiological situation and is published jointly by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and ECDC.
Tuberculosis remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases worldwide, warns new report
24 Mar 2022 - According to the latest ECDC/WHO report on tuberculosis (TB) surveillance and monitoring in Europe, a sharp drop (24%) in reported tuberculosis cases between 2019 and 2020 was probably exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which hindered detection and reporting.
Listen now: special ECDC podcast episode
ECDC: on Air - Episode 17 - Rob van Hest - Tuberculosis Capture-Recapture For Dummies
In recognition of World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March, we will be hearing from Rob van Hest, Public Health TB Control Physician and Epidemiologist in the Regional Public Health Service of Groningen, Netherlands.
Information and resources from the World Health Organization
Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious infectious disease that can be fatal. It most commonly affects the lungs.Read more
Surveillance and disease data for tuberculosis
Together with the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe, ECDC collects and disseminates TB surveillance data for the European region.Read more