ECDC Director at European Tuberculosis Networks meeting: “We need to remain vigilant”

This week ECDC is joining its international partners to discuss the common goal of eliminating TB in Europe. The Week of Annual Meetings of European Tuberculosis Networks takes place in The Hague from 28 to 31 May.

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Adequate treatment essential to stop tuberculosis across Europe – WHO/ECDC new report

Over 1000 patients are estimated to fall sick with tuberculosis every day across Europe – or over 380 000 yearly – signalling that there is no room for complacency when it comes to TB prevention and control.

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ECDC: Annual Epidemiological Report 2012

ECDC’s new Annual Epidemiological Report provides a comprehensive review of more than 50 communicable diseases currently notifiable under EU legislation.

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WHO and ECDC recommend immediate resumption of BCG vaccination programme in Romania

A joint mission of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) to Romania has recommended immediate resumption of BCG (Bacille Calmette–Guérin) vaccination against tuberculosis in infants in the country.

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ECDC Director Marc Sprenger: TB control – a “common responsibility”

While many European countries are progressing towards TB elimination, the target of less than 1 TB case/1,000,000 population is still far from being achieved everywhere.

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Towards TB elimination: ECDC and ERS introduce new guidelines on tuberculosis care in Europe

ECDC and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) have developed 21 patient-centred standards that aim to guide clinicians and public health workers in their daily work to ensure optimal diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) in Europe.

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ECDC: “Parliamentarians play a vital role in making sure TB control gets the priority it deserves”

In a hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels, ECDC Director Marc Sprenger underlined the importance of sufficient resources at national level to diagnose and adequately treat tuberculosis.   

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New ECDC-WHO report: Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2012

Tuberculosis on the retreat in Europe but concerns about drug-resistant TB and treatment failure remain.

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