The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published its annual tuberculosis (TB) epidemiological report for 2017.
During 2017, 31 EU/EEA countries reported 55,337 TB cases. The number of notifications per 100,000 of the population was 10.7, continuing the downward trend observed since the launch of European enhanced TB surveillance in 1996.
The estimated TB mortality rate in the EU/EEA, excluding HIV deaths in co-infected TB cases, was 0.8 deaths per 100,000 population, with 4,000 estimated deaths overall.
Source: ECDC, 24 February 2020