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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