Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious airborne disease caused mainly by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects one-fourth of the world’s population. With timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment, further spread of the disease can be prevented. WHO/Europe supports the implementation of the End TB Strategy and works with key international and national partners to support Member States in the WHO European Region to eliminate TB.

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Groundbreaking pledge of United Nations agencies to end HIV, TB and viral hepatitis epidemics in Europe at high-level meeting on ending TB

For the first time, 14 United Nations agencies have joined forces to end the epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis – Europe’s deadliest communicable diseases.

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World AIDS Day 2017

Half of people with HIV in the WHO European Region are diagnosed late

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Personal stories

Health workers, aid workers and patients are making a difference in the fight against TB.

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Multimedia

Video – Towards ending TB in the WHO European Region

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Data and statistics

10–15 people

If left untreated, each person with active TB infects, on average, this number of people every year.


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