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 (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World TB Day show that new tuberculosis (TB) 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. Providing testing to all TB patients for HIV and vice versa, together with counselling and rapid treatment, could reverse the negative trend.
Antenatal screening in Europe: how to avoid mother-to-child transmission of infections
Transmission of infections with HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis or rubella from mother to child before and during birth as well as in infancy still occur across Europe – despite existing prevention methods.
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.
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.
Third Joint Workshop on AMR in Salmonella and Campylobacter
On 6-7 April 2017, the third joint workshop on AMR in Salmonella and Campylobacter will be arranged with the FWD Network and the EU reference laboratory for antimicrobial resistance network.
Epidemiological update: Measles - monitoring European outbreaks, 16 March 2017
An ongoing measles outbreak in Romania since February 2016 continuously see increase in number of cases reported despite having implemented, and continuously undertaking, response measures at national level through reinforced vaccination activities.
Yellow fever among travellers returning from South America, rapid risk assessment
The recent increase in the number of cases among EU travellers returning from South America has prompted ECDC to assess the risk for EU travellers and introduction to the EU/EEA in a new rapid risk assessment
Call for scientific collaboration to support genomic-based surveillance of carbapenem-resistant and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae at the EU-level
ECDC is looking to establish a scientific collaboration with an organisation which can perform whole genome sequencing (WGS), carry out related data analyses, and visualise the results.
Highly pathogenic A(H7N9) virus mutation does not change risk to humans, concludes update rapid risk assessment
In February 2017, a new A(H7N9) virus - indicating high pathogenicity in poultry - was detected in three patients connected to Guangdong, China, as well as in environmental and poultry samples.