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 - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
3 Nov 2020 - For 2018, 30 countries in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) reported a total of 52 862 tuberculosis (TB) cases (10.2 per 100 000 population).
Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2020 –2018 data
24 Mar 2020 - 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).