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.Read more
Top storyPreventing the spread of tuberculosis in prisons – sharing lessons from Azerbaijan
Despite valuable progress, tuberculosis (TB) remains a major health problem in prisons. Within the WHO European Region, reported TB cases among prisoners are up to 30 times higher than in the general population; people in prisons are more likely to die from TB and less likely to be cured of the disease.
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PublicationsGood practices in the prevention and care of tuberculosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis in correctional facilities More publications
Moscow DeclarationMoscow Declaration to End Tuberculosis: global commitment to scale up action
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Video – Towards ending TB in the WHO European RegionMore videos
Data and statistics
If left untreated, each person with active TB infects, on average, this number of people every year.
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