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.
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ECDC and EMCDDA make the case for active case finding of communicable diseases in prison
In their joint public health Guidance published today, ECDC and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), present the evidence on active case finding as a key measure to diagnose communicable diseases early.
Childhood Tuberculosis Meeting 2011Archived
ECDC is hosting a meeting on childhood TB, in a joint effort to highlight the current situation and to move forward the agenda of childhood TB in the EU and worldwide.
Annual meeting of the joint ECDC/WHO Surveillance Network for TuberculosisArchived
Annual Meeting of the joint ECDC/WHO Surveillance Network for Tuberculosis
European Respiratory Society (ERS), Annual CongressArchived
The ERS Annual Congress brings together the world's respiratory experts and professionals to meet, exchange views and share knowledge covering all aspects of respiratory medicine, novelties and most recent data presentations.
ECDC-WHO/EURO twitter chat on tuberculosisArchived
Live twitter chat ahead of World Tuberculosis Day