ECDC report: Molecular typing for surveillance of multidrug-resistant TB in the EU/EEA

The report describes the geographical and temporal distribution of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) using molecular typing data reported by European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) Member States for 2015 and the preceding years.

The mycobacterial interspersed repetitive units (MIRU) - variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) 24 loci method has become a standard tool for molecular typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains in tuberculosis (TB) control programmes in many EU/EEA Member States.

A network expert group was established to support ECDC in analysing the data annually and producing a status report on the dynamics, geographic distribution and trends of MDR-TB strains and clusters in Europe.

This second annual report focuses on strains isolated in 2015.

To download the report, click here.

Source: ECDC

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Published: March 9, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

Last updated: March 10, 2017, 12:14 a.m.

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