World Tuberculosis Day, held annually in March and sponsored by Stop TB Partnership, World Health Organization, HTM/STB/TBP, commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB). Although tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, many people in the United States still suffer from this disease. Anyone can get TB, and 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."
World Tuberculosis Day, during the month of March, is a time when organizations, including the National TB Controllers Association, Stop TB USA, and the global Stop TB Partnership work together to educate and eliminate this deadly disease.
World Tuberculosis Day Sponsor:
Stop TB Partnership (Secretariat), World Health Organization, HTM/STB/TBP
To learn more, visit http://www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day
The awareness color for Tuberculosis is Red.
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