Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe, 2018

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Publication series: Tuberculosis surveillance in Europe
Time period covered: 1 January - 31 December 2016
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control/WHO Regional Office for Europe. Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2018 – 2016 data.

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The overall aim of TB surveillance is to help inform public health action. The Annual TB Surveillance and Monitoring report presents the key figures and trends and provides an overview of the TB situation in the EU/EEA and the WHO European Region.

Executive summary

European Union and European Economic Area countries

Epidemiology

In 2016, 58 994 cases of TB were reported in 30 EU/EEA countries (Liechtenstein did not report). The decreasing notification rates observed in most countries are reassuring, but annual rates of decline are still insufficient to achieve the WHO target of TB elimination by 2050 in European low-incidence countries.

Of all notified TB cases, 70.4% were newly diagnosed and 71.0% were confirmed by culture, smear or nucleic acid amplification test. Thirty-three per cent of all TB cases were of foreign origin, mostly residing in low-incidence countries. Overall, adult age groups were equally affected by TB. Children under 15 years of age accounted for 4.1% of all TB cases, corresponding to a notification rate of 3.0 per 100 000 population. Higher-incidence countries also had the highest age-specific notification rates in children. Males were over-represented in all EU/EEA Member States.

Multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB was reported for 3.7% of 36 071 cases with drug susceptibility testing (DST) results and continues to be highest (more than 10%) in the three Baltic countries. Extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB was reported for 20.1% of 984 MDR TB cases tested for secondline drug susceptibility. The drug resistance for the second line anti-TB drugs has slightly increased compared to recent years.

Data on HIV co-infection remained very incomplete, and the number of countries reporting HIV status was similar to 2015. Of all TB cases with known HIV status, 4.5% were co-infected with the virus.

TB in prisons remains poorly reported. For the 18 EU/EEA countries reporting data, the notification rate amounted to 163.8 per 100 000 inmates - i.e. an incidence ratio of 11.1 compared to the general population in the same countries.

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Country profile for Austria

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Country profile for Austria based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Belgium

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Country profile for Belgium based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Bulgaria

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Country profile for Bulgaria based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Croatia

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Country profile for Croatia based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Cyprus

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Country profile for Cyprus based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Denmark

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Country profile for Denmark based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Estonia

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Country profile for Estonia based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Finland

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Country profile for Finland based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for France

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Country profile for France based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Germany

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Country profile for Germany based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Greece

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Country profile for Greece based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Hungary

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Country profile for Hungary based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Ireland

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Country profile for Ireland based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Italy

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Country profile for Italy based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Latvia

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Country profile for Latvia based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Malta

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Country profile for Malta based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Poland

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Country profile for Poland based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Portugal

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Country profile for Portugal based for 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Romania

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Country profile for Romania based on 2015 surveillance data

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Country profile for Slovakia

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Country profile for Slovakia based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Slovenia

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Country profile for Slovenia based on 2016 surveillance data

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Country profile for Spain

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Country profile for Spain based on 2016 surveillance data

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Tuberculosis situation in the EU/EEA, 2018 - 2016 data

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Findings from the joint report Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe by ECDC and WHO Regional Office for Europe

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Tuberculosis Action Plan for the WHO European Region 2016-2020 EU/EEA - 2016 data

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Monitoring the implementation of the TB Action Plan for the WHO European Region, 2016–2020 EU/EEA situation in 2016

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Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2018 country profiles.

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Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2018 country profiles.

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