Monday, March 24, 2014


Each year, WHO observes World TB day on March 24th. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis. World TB Day provides the opportunity to raise awareness about TB-related problems and solutions and to support worldwide TB-control efforts.

This year CDC selected the theme "Find TB. Treat TB. Working together to eliminate TB."

The theme is chosen to highlight that TB is still a life-threatening problem in the United States, despite the declining number of TB cases. Anyone can get TB, and our current efforts to find and treat latent TB infection and TB disease are not sufficient. Misdiagnosis of TB still exists and health care professionals often do not "think TB." This year’s World TB Day theme encourages local and state TB programs to reach out to their communities to raise awareness about TB.
 (Source : CDC)

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