World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day : 24 March ( 5 most important facts )

World Tuberculosis Day
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” Every Breathe Counts , Stop TB Now “

World Tuberculosis Day is commemorated annually on 24 March to raise public awareness about devastating health and to end tuberculosis epidemic.

  • Tuberculosis is a serious infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs.
  • The bacteria that cause TB are spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • The disease can lead to death over a long period of time.

World Tuberculosis Day will be celebrated in 2021 under the theme ” The Clock is Ticking “.

  • Theme of 2018 : ” Leaders for a TB Free World “
  • 2019 : ” It’s Time”
  • 2020 : ” It’s Time to End TB “

The date marks the day in 1882, when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes tuberculosis,which opened the way towards diagnosis and curing the disease.

This day aims to increase the awareness of this disease, while also encouraging people out there to end this potential epidemic.

World Tuberculosis Day is one of eleven official global public health campaigns marked by World Health Organization.

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