World Tuberculosis Day 2023 : Know History and Theme
By Priyanka Pal
2023-03-24, 12:51 IST
World Tuberculosis Day
World Tuberculosis Day is observed on March 24 every year to raise awareness about the global epidemic of TB and efforts to eliminate the disease.
What is TB ?
It is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria affects the lungs but it also affect other part of the body.
WHO Aim -
The World Health Organisation aims to end the TB epidemic by 2030 the Organisation works with government, non-governmental organisations.
Symptoms of TB -
Symptoms of TB include persistent coughing, chest pain, fatigue, weight loss, fever, and night sweats.
Theme of the day -
The Theme of this year's is Yes We Can end TB and it focused on leaders from around the world to take action the TB epidemic.
World Tuberculosis Day : History
Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the tuberculosis bacterium in 1882 his discovery paved the way for diagnosing and treating TB.
World TB Day has been observed every year, with a different theme to highlight a specific aspect of TB prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.
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