TB Incidence, Mortality Declining Throughout Europe But More Effort Needed To Reach 2030 Goals, WHO/ECDC Report Says
CIDRAP News: Report highlights success, challenges in fight to end TB
“Analysts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reported [Tuesday] that overall tuberculosis (TB) incidence and mortality continue to decline throughout Europe, but trends among countries vary widely, and multidrug-resistant (MDR)-TB remains a major concern. … They add that European health officials need to intensify their efforts if the region is to reach one of the milestones of the agency’s End TB strategy — an 80% reduction in the TB incidence rate by 2030 compared with 2015…” (Dall, 3/19).
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