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Tuberculosis in Europe

On the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March 2012, WHO/Europe and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have collaborated to curate and collate online discussions and resources on the extent and impact of tuberculosis in the European region.


  1. Experts from WHO/Europe and ECDC answered questions about tuberculosis during a live Twitter chat on Tuesday, 20 March 2012, from 15:00 to 16:00 UTC/GMT. A summary of the discussions is available from the link below:

  3. This is the fourth surveillance report launched jointly by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) following on from reports under the EuroTB project, established in 1996.
  4. Childhood tuberculosis in the EU
  5. Many children still suffer from TB in the EU/EEA. Trends in notification of childhood TB indicate that transmission to children still occurs within the borders of the EU, also in low-incidence countries. Preventing TB infection in children is the foundation to achieving a TB-free generation in the EU/EEA.
  6. "My name is..." is a short video about the people who have TB and how the spread of multidrug-resistant TB is a growing threat to the population.
  7. Additonal resources