The goal of this guidance is to contribute towards preventing as many MDR TB and XDR TB cases as possible in the EU/EEA. Given that MDR TB and XDR TB is becoming more prevalent, the issue of how to manage contacts of MDR TB patients is becoming increasingly relevant. The specific aim of this document is to provide guidance on issues relevant to the management of contacts of MDR TB and XDR TB patients.
This guidance document presents the most up-to-date evidence and expert opinion regarding the management of contacts of MDR TB and XDR TB patients, in order to provide the Member States with support when considering the topic in national TB programmes and/or TB control strategies. It describes the different options in the management of contacts and presents the corresponding evidence in support of these options.
The full report is available in English. A summary is available in all EU languages, Icelandic and Norwegian