Public health guidance on management of contacts of MDR TB and XDR TB patients
The goal of this guidance is to contribute towards preventing as many MDR TB and XDR TB cases as possible in the EU/EEA. Given that MDR TB and XDR TB is becoming more prevalent, the issue of how to manage contacts of MDR TB patients is becoming increasingly relevant. The specific aim of this document is to provide guidance on issues relevant to the management of contacts of MDR TB and XDR TB patients.
Healthcare system factors influencing treatment results of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
Qualitative research was carried out in four EU countries to try to identify the factors of a healthcare system that are key to achieving good treatment results for patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis - Annual epidemiological report 2014 [2012 data]
This report presents the epidemiological situation for respiratory tract infections – tuberculosis as of 2012 and describes the statistical and epidemiological methods used.
Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2016
The eighth report launched jointly by ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe indicates that, despite notable progress in the past decade, tuberculosis (TB) is still a public health concern in many countries across Europe.
Molecular typing for surveillance of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the EU/EEA – January 2016
This report describes the geographical and temporal distribution of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis based on molecular typing data (24-locus MIRU–VNTR genotyping) as reported by EU/EEA countries.
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in migrants, multi-country cluster, first update 19 Dec 2016
This rapid risk assessment looks at the detection of an international cluster involving 16 cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in asylum seekers.
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.
Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe, 2017
This report, the ninth report launched jointly by ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe, presents the latest data on the status of tuberculosis in Europe.
Rapid risk assessment: multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in migrants, multi-country cluster - 2nd update, 27 March 2017
This second update provides information regarding the risk of EU transmission of an MDR TB clone initially detected in seven asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa who currently reside in Switzerland.