World Tuberculosis Day - 2018
World Tuberculosis Day - marked each year on 24 March – is an occasion to raise awareness and advocate for efforts to eliminate TB.
4% annual decrease too slow to end TB by 2030 – call for Europe’s commitment to increase investment to end TB
A new report published today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe indicates that the number of new tuberculosis (TB) patients has been decreasing at an average rate of 4.3% per year in the WHO European Region over the last decade.
ECDC-EMCDDA review: Can active case finding help reduce communicable diseases in prisons?
ECDC and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) have systematically retrieved and assessed evidence on active case findings for blood-borne viruses like HIV, hepatitis B and C, sexually transmitted infections as well as tuberculosis in prison settings in the EU/EEA.
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in migrants, multi-country cluster – ECDC risk assessment
ECDC has published a third update to assess the risk of transmission within the EU of a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) strain initially detected by Switzerland in seven asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa. Recommendations are given to help improve the understanding and the public health impact of this cluster for the EU.
World Tuberculosis Day - 2017
Tuberculosis (TB) has become the world’s leading single infectious disease killer, an unenviable title previously held by HIV/AIDS.It is therefore more important than ever to join forces against TB to successfully reach the goal of ending TB by 2030. World Tuberculosis Day - marked each year on 24 March - gives the occasion to raise awareness about TB and to advocate for efforts to eliminate it.
TB/HIV co-infections up 40% across Europe over the last five years
New data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World TB Day show that new tuberculosis cases and deaths in the 53 countries of the WHO European Region declined each year by 4.3% and 8.5% respectively between 2011 and 2015. However, vulnerable groups for TB infection, such as people living with HIV, prisoners and migrants, do not benefit from this overall trend. In particular, new TB/HIV co-infections increased by 40% over the same time period.
World Tuberculosis Day - 24 March 2017
Tuberculosis (TB) has become the world’s leading single infectious disease killer, an unenviable title previously held by HIV/AIDS. It is therefore more important than ever to join forces against TB to successfully reach the goal of ending TB by 2030.
Multi-country cluster of MDR TB among migrants – ECDC risk assessment
A cluster involving seven cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) in asylum seekers has been detected in Switzerland between February and August 2016.
Five infectious diseases accounted for 75% of reported cases in EU - summary report
“Reliable and correct surveillance data of infectious diseases are crucial sources of information that help policy makers and health experts in making informed decisions regarding public health actions,” says Dr Denis Coulombier, ECDC Head of Unit for Surveillance and Response Support.