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Global Tuberculosis Report 2018

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

WHO has published a global TB report every year since 1997. The main aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease at global, regional and country levels. This is done in the context of recommended global TB strategies and targets endorsed by WHO’s Member States and broader development goals set by the United Nations (UN)

Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2018

WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)., (2018)

In 2016, 58 994 cases of TB were reported in 30 EU/EEA countries (Liechtenstein did not report). The decreasing notification rates observed in most countries are reassuring, but annual rates of decline are still insufficient to achieve the WHO target of TB elimination by 2050 in European low-incidence countries. Of all notified TB cases, 70.4% were newly diagnosed and 71.0% were confirmed by culture, smear or nucleic acid amplification test. Thirty-three per cent of all TB cases were of foreign origin, mostly residing in low-incidence countries. Overall, adult age groups were equally affected by TB. Children under 15 years of age accounted for 4.1% of all TB cases, corresponding to a notification rate of 3.0 per 100 000 population. Multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB was reported for 3.7% of 36 071 cases with drug susceptibility testing (DST) results and continues to be highest (more than 10%) in the three Baltic countries. Extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB was reported for 20.1% of 984 MDR TB cases tested for secondline drug susceptibility. The drug resistance for the second line anti-TB drugs has slightly increased compared to recent years

Methods used by WHO to estimate the global burden of TB disease

P. Glaziou, C.Sismanidis, P. J. Dodd, et al., Eds.: World Health Organization; University of Sheffield, (2017)

30 October 2017

Impact of migration on tuberculosis epidemiology and control in the EU/EEA

M. J. van der Werf, J. P. Zellweger, Eds.: ESDC, (2016)

Euro Surveill. 2016;21(12):pii=30174. DOI:

Tuberculosis& Diabetes

World Health Organization, (2016)

The dual epidemic of TB and Diabetes

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