by Julien Beauté, Masoud Dara, Pierpaolo de Colombani et al.
WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
The number of people developing and dying from tuberculosis (TB) is falling in Europe, but among the most vulnerable – including migrants, prisoners and people who are HIV positive – there have been worrying increases. Figures from this report show new TB cases and deaths in the 53 countries of the WHO’s European region fell each year by 4.3 and 8.5 percent respectively between 2011 and 2015. But new co-infections with TB and HIV together increased by 40 percent from 2011 to 2015, showing that efforts to control the disease need to be far more focused on high risk groups.