Tuberculosis prevention and control

To reduce TB incidence, approaches need to be tailored to the specific epidemiological situation in each country. In low-incidence countries people at risk of contracting TB are often found in vulnerable populations, for example prison inmates, migrants or refugees, and homeless. In medium and high-burden countries, TB is more prevalent in the general population.

ECDC coordinates networks of epidemiological and laboratory experts in Europe. Within these networks, countries collaborate on standardised approaches, exchanges of experience and best practices. They work to identify sustainable solutions tailored to the European context, collaborate on cross-border threats and address public health gaps. ECDC is supporting EU/EEA Member States in their efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal target 3.3 to end the tuberculosis epidemic by 2030.

Scientific advice

ECDC’s scientific advice provides a summary of primary evidence, acknowledging uncertainties and interpreting data to support informed decisions and actions at the EU and country level in relation to public health measures to prevent and/or control tuberculosis.