As in the previous years, surveillance of tuberculosis (TB) reveals a mixed epidemiological picture among the Member States of the WHO European Region. Member States in the east have much higher notification rates than the west. Although the Region comprises only 4.7% of the world’s newly detected and relapsed TB cases, it reported 309 648 new episodes of TB (34.0 per 100 000 population) out of 418 000 (range 355 000–496 000) estimated cases (47 cases per 100 000 population (range 40–55), and maintained a high case detection rate of 74% (range 63–87%). This demonstrates that the countries in the WHO European Region are leading the way in their management of a highly sensitive routine surveillance system. More than 60 000 (40 000–90 000) deaths in the Region were estimated as being due to TB, representing 6.7 cases per 100 000 population.
Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe, WHO, ECDC, 2012
Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe. (2012). World Health Organization, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
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