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World Tuberculosis Day 2016

Tuberculosis is a persistent public health threat but it could be eliminated if specific action is taken.
 
In Europe, most countries have low TB rates. The disease tends to concentrates among the marginalised, the poorest and most vulnerable groups.
 
Interventions designed to address those groups would prevent people from catching and transmitting the disease. This would also reduce the risk to spread variants of TB that are more difficult to treat.
 
To help EU/EEA countries in designing specific interventions, ECDC is launching several materials:
  • Guidance on tuberculosis control in vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations;
  • Policy Briefing: Interventions in vulnerable groups are the key to eliminating tuberculosis in Europe;
  • Examples of TB interventions and personal stories of their beneficiaries.
Together with WHO, ECDC is also releasing the latest data on TB in the Annual surveillance report.
 
 

 GUIDANCE: TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL IN VULNERABLE AND HARD-TO-REACH POPULATIONS

 
 

 POLICY BRIEFING: INTERVENTIONS IN VULNERABLE GROUPS ARE THE KEY TO ELIMINATING TUBERCULOSIS IN EUROPE

 
 

 EXAMPLES OF INTERVENTIONS AND PERSONAL STORIES OF BENEFICIARIES

 

​Tuberculosis interventions in vulnerable groups

  
 
The following interventions are presented:
  • UK: Video Observed Treatment
  • France: Outreach TB team to help in particular homeless TB patients;
  • Slovakia: Health assistants to address the needs of Roma populations.

Each intervention is illustrated by one of its beneficiaries’ personal story.  

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 ECDC/WHO EUROPE JOINT REPORT

 
 

 INFOGRAPHICS ON TB

 
 

 OTHER SURVEILLANCE DATA

 
TUBERCULOSIS DATA IN THE SURVEILLANCE ATLAS
Latest figures on TB are available on the ECDC’s Surveillance Atlas of Infectious Diseases, searchable by disease, region and period.

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ANNUAL EPIDEMIOLOGICAL REPORT 2016

This report on tuberculosis draws on surveillance data from 2014. All graphics are available for download.

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 OTHER TB PUBLICATIONS

 
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