World TB Focus

“Unite to End TB”

Each year, World TB Day is recognized globally on March 24. This annual event celebrates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB).

Too many people in the U.S. and around the world still suffer from TB. Anyone can get TB, and current efforts to find and treat TB infection that is not evident, as well as TB disease are not sufficient. Misdiagnosis of TB still exists and health care professionals often do not “think TB.”

With the theme of World TB Day 2016 being “Unite to End TB”, CDC and its domestic and international partners, including the National TB Controllers Association, Stop TB USA, and the global Stop TB Partnership are working together to eliminate this deadly disease. But much help is needed.

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