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
Top storyIntercountry high-level meeting on health systems strengthening for enhanced tuberculosis prevention and care
On 26–28 April 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark, a high-level meeting was held to discuss and catalyse implementation of the Tuberculosis Regional Eastern European and Central Asian Project (TB-REP).
- Interregional workshop on tuberculosis control and care among vulnerable populations
- Turkmenistan to speed up collaboration with WHO to strengthen health system
- Core group members of the European Tuberculosis (TB) Laboratory Initiative meet
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If left untreated, each person with active TB infects, on average, this number of people every year.
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