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We can make history. End TB!

by CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination category: Health

“World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is March 24. TB can happen anywhere and to anyone. Let’s make history and end TB! http://thndr.me/q8SJgq

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This campaign ended on March 23, 2018 at 2PM

We can make history. End TB!

Each year, we recognize World TB Day on March 24. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).

Although TB is preventable and curable, many people in the United States still suffer from this disease. Anyone can get TB, and our 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.”

The U.S. theme for World TB Day 2018 is “Wanted: Leaders for a TB Free United States. We can make history. 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. Support our Thunderclap to help raise awareness and support those fighting TB.

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For more information about TB, please visit CDC’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination at https://www.cdc.gov/tb and follow us on Facebook @CDCTB and Twitter @CDC_TB.


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CDC’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination is the leading source of credible news and updates on tuberculosis (TB). Our mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing, controlling, and eventually eliminating TB in the United States. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/tb

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