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ECDC issues migrant screening and vaccination guidance

Increased rates of migration to and within the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) in recent years has made the development of migration policy, including health policy, a priority for the region. ECDC is supporting this by issuing guidance to EU/EEA member states, in order to facilitate effective screening and vaccination for priority infectious diseases among newly arrived migrant populations.

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The sleeping giant: the danger of neglecting latent TB infection

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published comprehensive guidance on the management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) targeted for European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries.

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European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care - 2017 update

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) have developed 21 patient-centred standards to guide clinicians and public health workers in their work to ensure optimal diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) in Europe. In 2017, the European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ESTC) were updated to incorporate the most recent technological developments and international recommendations for TB diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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ECDC and WHO Regional Office for Europe TB fact sheet 2018

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe released a fact sheet, providing basic information on TB in the WHO European Region ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting on TB to be held on 26 September.

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Handbook on TB laboratory diagnostic methods in the European Union – updated 2018

The aim of this handbook is to provide network members and other laboratories involved in the diagnosis of tuberculosis, with an agreed list of key diagnostic methods and their protocols in various areas of TB diagnosis, ranging from microbiological diagnosis of active TB to the diagnosis of latent TB infection.

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ECDC: TB publications

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) releases two important TB publications.

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ECDC and EMCDDA make the case for active case finding of communicable diseases in prison

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) release a common evidence-based guidance for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in prison settings in the EU/EEA.

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ECDC: World TB Day 2018

The fight to eradicate Tuberculosis (TB) is far from over; this often-overlooked disease is still among the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In the European Union and European Economic Area around 60 000 TB cases are reported annually. World Tuberculosis Day – marked each year on 24 March – is an occasion to raise awareness and advocate for efforts to eliminate TB.

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Call for Europe’s commitment to increase investment to end TB

4% annual decrease too slow to end TB by 2030

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ECDC: Systematic review on the diagnosis, treatment, care and prevention of TB in prison settings

People in prisons have a higher prevalence of several communicable diseases than the general population.

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