New ECDC/WHO Euro report: One in five TB patients has extrapulmonary tuberculosis
Every day, around 200 people fall sick with tuberculosis (TB) across the EU/EEA, signalling that there is no room for complacency when it comes to TB prevention and control even in times of financial austerity. To mark World TB Day on the 24 March, ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe release new surveillance data today.
New tuberculosis drug bedaquiline approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration
On 28 December 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved bedaquiline, a new diarylquinoline antimycobacterial drug, as part of combination therapy to treat adults with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) when other alternatives are not available.
WHO and ECDC recommend immediate resumption of BCG vaccination programme in RomaniaArchived
A joint mission of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) to Romania has recommended immediate resumption of BCG (Bacille Calmette–Guérin) vaccination against tuberculosis in infants in the country.
ESCAIDE: food- and waterborne diseases, healthcare-associated infections and tuberculosis, amongst main topics of day oneArchived
The sixth European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) opened today at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC).
TB control – a “common responsibility”, says ECDC Director Marc SprengerArchived
While many European countries are progressing towards TB elimination, the target of less than 1 TB case/ 1,000,000 population is still far from being achieved everywhere. This was one of the messages presented today by ECDC Director Marc Sprenger during the joint session with WHO "Towards elimination of tuberculosis" at the European Respiratory Society annual congress.
6th Conference of The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease European RegionArchived
Scientific meeting to discuss the approaches to the control of tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases.
Joint ECDC/WHO Surveillance Network for Tuberculosis meetingArchived
The focus of the 2012 TB surveillance network meeting was the performance indicators of TB programmes and on enhancement and harmonisation of treatment outcome monitoring (TOM) of MDR-TB.
Towards TB elimination: ECDC and ERS introduce new guidelines on tuberculosis care in EuropeArchived
ECDC and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) have developed 21 patient-centred standards that aim to guide clinicians and public health workers in their daily work to ensure optimal diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) in Europe. Nearly 74 000 reported TB cases in the EU/EEA in 2010 clearly show that tuberculosis remains a public health challenge across the region.
Urban TB ControlArchived
ECDC was working jointly with four cities in the EU to celebrate World TB Day.