World Tuberculosis Day 2020

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World Tuberculosis Day

Each year on March 24, CDC joins the global community to recognize World Tuberculosis (TB) Day – an important moment to unite in renewed commitment to ending TB, an airborne disease that knows no borders.

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View images and read stories of those at the forefront of CDC’s global TB response as part of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) – individuals whose efforts and innovations are helping to transform the TB epidemic.”
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An analysis of global TB surveillance data found that in 2018, an estimated 10 million persons with incident TB and 1.5 million TB-related deaths occurred worldwide, representing 2% and 5% declines from 2017.
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World Tuberculosis Day 2020 video


Despite being preventable and treatable, tuberculosis (TB) is now the leading infectious disease killer in the world, taking the lives of 1.5 million people each year. CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB (DGHT) is on the frontlines in more than 25 high burden countries working with partner.
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Dear Colleague Letter

World TB Day is observed annually on March 24th to commemorate Dr. Robert Koch’s announcement of his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB). On this World TB Day let us celebrate our progress while re-committing to ending TB in the United States and globally.
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Mar 24 – World TB Day

Apr 7 – World Health Day

Apr 24 – World Meningitis Day

Apr 25 – World Malaria Day

Apr 24/30 – World Immunization Week