The burden of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB
This infographic shows the burden in the EU of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB based on data from the 2014 surveillance report
Public health guidance on management of contacts of MDR TB and XDR TB patients
The goal of this guidance is to contribute towards preventing as many MDR TB and XDR TB cases as possible in the EU/EEA. Given that MDR TB and XDR TB is becoming more prevalent, the issue of how to manage contacts of MDR TB patients is becoming increasingly relevant. The specific aim of this document is to provide guidance on issues relevant to the management of contacts of MDR TB and XDR TB patients.
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.
European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care - 2017 update
ECDC and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) have developed the European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ESTC).
Healthcare system factors influencing treatment results of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
Qualitative research was carried out in four EU countries to try to identify the factors of a healthcare system that are key to achieving good treatment results for patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
Cross-border outbreak of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis linked to a university in Romania
Popovici, O., Monk, P., Chemtob, D., Chiotan, D., Freidlin, P.J., Groenheit, R., Haanperä, M., Homorodean, D., Mansjö, M., Robinson, E., Rorman, E., Smith, G., Soini, H., Van Der Werf, M.J.
Screening of migrants for tuberculosis identifies patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis but is not sufficient
Helbling, P., Kröger, S., Haas, W., Brusin, S., Cirillo, D.M., Groenheit, R., Guthmann, J.-P., Soini, H., Hendrickx, D., van der Werf, M.J.
'treatment is of primary importance, and social assistance is secondary': A qualitative study on the organisation of tuberculosis (TB) care and patients' experience of starting and staying on TB treatment in Riga, Latvia
Kielmann, K., Vidal, N., Riekstina, V., Krutikov, M., Werf, M.J.V., Biraua, E., Duric, P., Moore, D.A.J.
European Union standard for tuberculosis care on treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis following new World Health Organization recommendations
Migliori, G.B., Sotgiu, G., Rosales-Klintz, S., van der Werf, M.J.