Molecular typing for surveillance of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the EU/EEA
This report describes the geographical and temporal distribution of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) using molecular typing data reported by European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) Member States for 2015 and the preceding years.
The mycobacterial interspersed repetitive units (MIRU) - variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) 24 loci method has become a standard tool for molecular typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains in tuberculosis (TB) control programmes in many EU/EEA Member States.
A network expert group was established to support ECDC in analysing the data annually and producing a status report on the dynamics, geographic distribution and trends of MDR TB strains and clusters in Europe.
This second annual report focuses on strains isolated in 2015.
Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe, 2019
19 Mar 2019 - This report provides an overview of the latest TB epidemiological situation and is published jointly by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
The European Union summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2017
12 Dec 2018 - Cases of salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis have remained stable over the past five years, although listeriosis is on the rise. In 2017, there was an average of 100 food- and waterborne outbreaks per week.