In 2012, 68 423 cases of tuberculosis (TB) were reported in 29 EU/EEA countries. This results in a notification rate of 13.5 per 100 000 population and constitutes a 6% decrease compared to 2011 (72 000 cases reported), confirming the average annual decline of 5% since 2008.
The sixth report launched jointly by ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe indicates that, despite notable progress in the past decade, TB is still a public health concern in many countries across Europe. An assessment of progress towards TB elimination for the indicators defined in the report ‘Progressing towards TB elimination: A follow-up to the Framework Action Plan to Fight Tuberculosis in the European Union’ showed that none of the core indicators was achieved at EU/EEA level.
Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring report 2014 - surveillance findings - updated October 2014
Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring report 2014 - monitoring the Framework Action Plan - updated October 2014