World tuberculosis (TB) Day - History...

One of the most common infectious diseases, tuberculosis mostly affects the lungs and caused 1.3 million deaths in 2022. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the type of bacteria that causes tuberculosis, and when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or spits, the disease spreads via the air. Treatment options for tuberculosis include a mixture of antimicrobial drugs that can be used for six to twelve months. The kidney, spine, and brain are just a few of the body regions that the tuberculosis bacteria can infect. Nevertheless, many people have latent tb infection (LTBI) and tb illness, and not everyone who has tuberculosis will experience symptoms. The tuberculosis virus can be lethal if left untreated.

Date of the World tuberculosis (TB) Day

It is customary to observe World tuberculosis (TB) Day every year. It is observed on Sunday, march 24, 2024, with the goals of increasing public awareness of the illness, stepping up efforts to end it, and rallying support for tb patients.

Theme for World tuberculosis (TB) Day

The theme for World tuberculosis (TB) Day, which falls on march 24, 2024, is "Yes! We can end TB." The goal is to eradicate the deadliest disease in the world through sustained efforts and awareness campaigns.

History of World tuberculosis (TB) Day

Since Dr. Robert Koch identified the TB-causing germs on march 24, 1882, the day holds great significance in the fight against tuberculosis. This momentous announcement improved our knowledge, ability to diagnose, and ultimately, the course of therapy for the illness. The international Union Against tuberculosis and lung Disease (IUATLD) did not propose declaring march 24 as World tb Day in 1982—the centennial of Dr. Koch's discovery—in order to increase public awareness of tuberculosis (TB) and its worldwide effects. Since its official observation on World tb Day in 1983, the day has grown to be a yearly occasion.

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