ECDC: TB publications

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) releases two important TB publications.

ECDC published the Annual epidemiological report for 2016 on TB.

Thirty European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries reported 58 994 TB cases, 11.4 cases per 100 000 population. The overall notification rate and most country-specific rates continued their longstanding declining trend, but annual rates of decline remained mostly too low to reach the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal target of an 80% reduction in TB incidence by 2030 compared with 2015.

The report can be downloaded here.


ECDC also published a technical report, Social determinants and risk factors in tuberculosis surveillance in the EU/EEA.

TB is more frequent in certain socio-economic groups and the course of the disease can be more rapid or more severe in individuals with specific risk factors. To address the TB epidemic there is therefore a need for information on social determinants and risk factors in TB patients. This information can be collected in TB surveillance systems. The objective of this report is to provide countries with advice on what social determinant and risk factor variables to collect and what definitions to use, and to propose information to be collected at the national and European level.

The report can be downloaded here.

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Published: May 26, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

Last updated: May 26, 2018, 3:17 p.m.

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