Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious airborne disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects one third of the world’s population. Timely prevention, diagnosis and treatment can control the spread of infection and treat and cure existing cases. WHO/Europe works with many partners to improve monitoring and surveillance of TB and supports the implementation of the Stop TB Strategy.Read more
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PublicationsBest practices in prevention, control and care for drug-resistant tuberculosis More publications
My name is... A short video about TB patients and the spread of multidrug-resistant TB. Credit: Carl Cordonnier/Dailylife
List of activitiesTuberculosis programme 2013
Data and statistics
If left untreated, each person with active TB infects, on average, this number of people every year.
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