Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in migrants, multi-country cluster - 3rd update, 13 April 2017
A multi-country cluster of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) involving 28 migrants has been delineated by whole genome sequencing (WGS) in migrants recently having arrived from countries in the Horn of Africa. Although the number of cases detected so far is small, there is a possibility that more cases associated with this cluster may still be identified.This risk assessment identifies the migration routes of the migrants and their countries of origin and offers options for response.
Rapid risk assessment: multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in migrants, multi-country cluster - 2nd update, 27 March 2017
27 Mar 2017 - This second update provides information regarding the risk of EU transmission of an MDR TB clone initially detected in seven asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa who currently reside in Switzerland.
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in migrants, multi-country cluster, first update 19 Dec 2016
19 Dec 2016 - This rapid risk assessment looks at the detection of an international cluster involving 16 cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in asylum seekers.
Rapid risk assessment: Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis – multi-country cluster, Romania, 21 October 2016
24 Oct 2016 - This update was produced by ECDC after new information on the event background become available. The main conclusions and options for response remain unchanged from the version dated 19 October 2016.