European Reference Laboratory Network for TB (ERLTB-Net)
The ERLTB-Net sub-network of reference laboratories from EU/EEA Member States supports harmonisation of methods and laboratory capacity for tuberculosis diagnosis, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and typing in the EU/EEA.
Communicable disease threats report, 18-24 March 2012, week 12
Since November 2011, the so-called Schmallenberg virus (SBV) has been reported in cattle, sheep and goats in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, Italy and now Spain. The Dutch Central Veterinary Institute found anti-SBV antibodies in 70 percent of samples taken from Dutch cattle between 1 November 2011 and 1 February 2012. This indicates widespread infection and an underestimation of total cases of infection with the virus.
Availability of anti-tuberculosis drugs in Europe
Sotgiu, G., D'Ambrosio, L., Centis, R., Bothamley, G., Cirillo, D.M., de Lorenzo, S., Guenther, G., Kliiman, K., Muetterlein, R., Spinup, V., Villar, M., Zellweger, J.-P., Sandgren, A., Huitric, E., Lange, C., Manissero, D., Migliori, G.B.
Drug resistance among tuberculosis cases in the European Union and European economic area, 2007 to 2012
Van Der Werf M.J., Ködmön, C., Hollo, V., Sandgren, A., Zucs, P.
Molecular surveillance of multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis transmission in the European Union from 2003 to 2011
De Beer, J.L., Ködmön, C., van der Werf, MJ., van Ingen, J., van Soolingen, D., the ECDC MDR-TB molecular surveillance project participants
Management of patients with multidrugresistant/ extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in Europe: a TBNET consensus statement
Lange, C., Abubakar, I., Alffenaar, J.-W.C., Bothamley, G., Caminero, J.A., Carvalho, A.C.C., Chang, K.-C., Codecasa, L., Correia, A., Crudu, V., Davies, P., Dedicoat, M., Drobniewski, F., Duarte, R., Ehlers, C., Erkens, C., Goletti, D., Gunther, G., Ibraim, E., Kampmann, B., Kuksa, L., de Lange, W., van Leth, F., van Lunzen, J., Matteelli, A., Menzies, D., Monedero, I., Richter, E., Rusch-Gerdes, S., Sandgren, A., Scardigli, A., Skrahina, A., Tortoli, E., Volchenkov, G., Wagner, D., Van Der Werf, M.J., Williams, B., Yew, W.-W., Zellweger, J.-P., Cirillo, D.M.
Key messages - Drug-resistant tuberculosis
TB is slowly declining but MDR and XDR TB pose a serious challenge in the attempt to eliminate TB across Europe.
Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe, 2018
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.