Every hour 30 people are diagnosed with tuberculosis in the European Region. It’s time to make TB a disease of the past
The latest ECDC/WHO report Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2019 (2017 data) shows that despite an overall decline in numbers of people suffering from TB, the disease remains a major public health challenge in the Region.
Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe, 2018
The Annual TB Surveillance and Monitoring report presents the key figures and trends and provides an overview of the TB situation in the EU/EEA and the WHO European Region.
Communicable disease threats report, 23-29 October 2016, week 43
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 23-29 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extensively drug-resistant TB.
Communicable disease threats report, 16 - 22 October 2016, week 42
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 16-22 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extensively drug-resistant TB.
Communicable disease threats report, 18-24 March 2012, week 12
Since November 2011, the so-called Schmallenberg virus (SBV) has been reported in cattle, sheep and goats in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, Italy and now Spain. The Dutch Central Veterinary Institute found anti-SBV antibodies in 70 percent of samples taken from Dutch cattle between 1 November 2011 and 1 February 2012. This indicates widespread infection and an underestimation of total cases of infection with the virus.
European Reference Laboratory Network for TB (ERLTB-Net)
The ERLTB-Net sub-network of reference laboratories from EU/EEA Member States supports harmonisation of methods and laboratory capacity for tuberculosis diagnosis, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and typing in the EU/EEA.
Key messages - Drug-resistant tuberculosis
TB is slowly declining but MDR and XDR TB pose a serious challenge in the attempt to eliminate TB across Europe.