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Posts tagged "ECDC"

Wolfheze Conference

The Wolfheze Conference takes place every other year, working to strengthen TB prevention and care in the WHO European Region and contribute to the elimination of TB. It is jointly organised by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation. it will focus […]

Only 1 in 3 MDR TB patients in Europe successfully complete treatment

Only 1 in 3 MDR TB patients in Europe successfully complete treatment

ECDC data showing confirmed TB cases in Europe
To mark World TB Day on 24 March 2014, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe have released their  joint TB surveillance and monitoring report for Europe 2014.
While the report does make clear that, overall, the EU/EEA […]

World TB Day 2013: Faces of Tuberculosis

World TB Day 2013: Faces of Tuberculosis

To commemorate World Tuberculosis Day 2013 the World Health Organisation and the European Working Group on Innovation, Access to Medicines and Poverty Related Diseases hosted a photo exhibition, Faces of Tuberculosis, and a drinks reception with key-note speakers.
The event was highly engaging with informative speeches from Dr Roberto Bertollini,Dr Masoud Dara, Dr Marieke van der Werf, Dr Paolo Guglielmetti. Speakers discussed a […]

Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis - A Challenging Problem

Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis – A Challenging Problem

Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis (TB) is TB which occurs in any other part of the body outside the lungs. Many people do not realise it but TB can infect almost any place in the body: the inner organs, the bone, the brain, the spine etc. In fact, the only place that TB cannot infect is our hair or […]

Europe: 1,000 TB cases a day, 380,000 a year

New surveillance data released by the World Health Organisation and ECDC has shown that, in Europe, there are 1,000 new cases of TB everyday. This is despite the fact that many view TB, or ‘consumption’, as a disease of the past.
The burden is greatest in the eastern part of the WHO European Region which is […]

European Union Standards of Care for TB Developed

European Union Standards of Care for TB Developed

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) have jointly developed the ‘European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ESTC)’, standards intended to guide clinicians and public health workers to delivery optimal prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB. After gaps in case management were identified in a recent survey, […]

New ECDC and WHO joint report on TB: concern about multi drug-resistance and childhood TB

A new report, Tuberculosis surveillance in Europe 2009, a joint publication from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe to mark World Tuberculosis Day 2011, provides evidence for concern about the spread of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and the persistence of TB among children. ECDC is […]

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