Five infectious diseases accounted for 75% of reported cases in EU - summary report
Chlamydia infection, campylobacteriosis, salmonellosis, gonorrhoea and tuberculosis were the most commonly reported notifiable infectious diseases in the EU and EEA in 2014.
TB elimination at stake unless Europe takes urgent care of the most vulnerable including the poor, the marginalised and migrants
New data released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and WHO/Europe ahead of World TB Day show that an estimated 340 000 Europeans developed tuberculosis (TB) in 2014, corresponding to a rate of 37 cases per 100 000 population.
Adequate treatment essential to stop TB across Europe – new ECDC/WHO report
Over 1 000 patients are estimated to fall sick with tuberculosis (TB) every day across Europe – or more than 380 000 yearly – signalling that there is no room for complacency when it comes to TB prevention and control.
ECDC Director at European Tuberculosis Networks meeting: “We need to remain vigilant”
Three European networks in TB surveillance, laboratory and prevention and control are coming together to discuss tuberculosis elimination. ECDC Director Marc Sprenger says TB in Europe needs to be taken seriously.
ECDC helps Romania meet its challenges in controlling TBArchived
During a recent country visit to Romania, ECDC emphasised the key issues for TB control. Following the invitation of the Romania Ministry of Health, ECDC disease experts, led by ECDC Director Marc Sprenger, visited the Marius Nasta Institute, which historically has been in the front line for TB control in the country.
Conclusions on visit to Romania, 26-27 April 2011Archived
ECDC was pleased that the Government of Romania extended an invite to meet health care workers who are working with the Roma population. ECDC Director, Marc Sprenger, as head of the delegation shares three lesson.
The next step: ECDC welcomes decision on new action plan on multi-drug resistant tuberculosisArchived
The WHO Regional Committee for Europe approved a new action plan to tackle multi-drug resistant and extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB) today. This is another milestone in the European efforts to secure strong tuberculosis prevention and control across the region.