Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2022 –2020 data

Surveillance report
Publication series: Tuberculosis surveillance in Europe
Cite:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, WHO Regional Office for Europe. Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2022 – 2020 data. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe and Stockholm: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control; 2022. Licence: CC BY 3.0 IGO.

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. It finds a sharp 24% drop in notified new and relapse TB cases between 2019 and 2020 which is due, in part, to decreased case detection and reporting as a result of the public health and social measures introduced by countries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the potential issues of underdiagnosis and underreporting in 2020, 163 602 incident TB cases were notified in the European Region. The epidemic patterns and trends vary widely, with European Union/European Economic Area countries approaching the low incidence level of below 10 per 100 000 population, while the Region has nine of the 30 countries with the highest multidrug-resistant TB burden in the world.