World Tuberculosis Day is celebrate on 24th March every year to create awareness among the public about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease. This date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way for the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
2022 Theme of the day :
‘Invest to End TB. Save Lives‘
Conveys the urgent need to invest resources to ramp up the fight against Tuberculosis (TB) and achieve the commitments to end Tuberculosis (TB) made by global leaders.
What is Tuberculosis?
Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious disease that primarily affects in your lungs. Tuberculosis-causing bacteria spread from person to person through tiny droplets released into the air through coughing and sneezing. Tuberculosis can also affect other parts of your body including in your kidneys, spine, brain. When TB is outside your lungs, signs and symptoms vary according to the organs involved.
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