242011Mar

Today is World Tuberculosis Day!

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), March 24, is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day which aims to promote public awareness about tuberculosis, a preventable disease. TB is still prevalent in many parts of the world, affecting the lives of millions of people each year. Over 9 million people around the world get infected with TB each year, and there are almost 2 million TB related deaths recorded worldwide.

The campaign aims to inspire innovation in TB research and care. Tuberculosis is a preventable disease if the proper steps are taken to eliminate spreading the disease. Hand washing, surface cleaning, vaccinations, and TB treatment to those infected are just a few ways to prevent TB from spreading.

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Today is World Tuberculosis day, but every day, actions should be taken to stop the spread of this preventable disease.

(Adapted from CDC Website, http://www.cdc.gov/Features/WorldTBDay/)