An estimated 360,000 Europeans developed tuberculosis (TB) in 2013, or around 1000 people a day.

According to new data published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe, this figure was about 6% lower than in 2012, continuing a sustained decline over the last decade across the Region.

However, rates of multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB remain at very high levels, particularly in the so-called 18 high-priority countries, which see 85% of all new TB cases in the Region.

These countries also accounted for most of the 38,000 TB-related deaths in 2013.

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