Annual report ‘Tuberculosis in the Netherlands’ for 2021: slight increase in number of TB patients
Number of tuberculosis patients in the Netherlands increased slightly in 2021 compared to 2020
The number of people with tuberculosis (TB) in the Netherlands increased slightly in 2021, reaching 680. This figure is 9% higher than it was in 2020 (622 patients).
RIVM to play greater role in tuberculosis control
Largest drop in number of tuberculosis cases in the Netherlands in fifty years
Last year, the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the Netherlands fell sharply. The 17% drop is the largest in fifty years. In 2020, 623 cases were notified compared to 754 in 2019.
A decrease in the number of tuberculosis patients in the Netherlands
In 2019, the number of people with tuberculosis (TB) in the Netherlands decreased to 759. This is 5 per cent less than in 2018, when 797 were reported.
Updated immunisation recommendation for measles: early vaccination before travel
A number of European countries are currently seeing outbreaks of measles. Before the start of the summer season, RIVM has therefore updated its immunisation recommendation for measles.
Slightly more tuberculosis patients in the Netherlands
The key figures of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) show that in 2018 there were 806 TB patients in the Netherlands. This is 3 percent more than in 2017 (784).
Young people who use screens before sleeping have more sleep problems
Young people (13-18 years) who use light-emitting screens daily in the hour before going to sleep have more sleep problems.