World TB Day 2016
Unite to 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).
Too many people in our country and around the world still suffer from TB. 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 theme of World TB Day 2016 is “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 we need your help.
Get Involved in the Fight to End TB:
World TB Day Resources
Download and share World TB Day graphics, messages, social media tools, and more.
U.S. TB Champions
Learn how you and your organization can participate in CDC’s TB Elimination Champions project.
World TB Day Activities
Tell us about your community’s World TB Day activities, and see how others are observing.
More World TB Day Info
- History of World TB Day
- Leveling of Tuberculosis Incidence — United States, 2013–2015
MMWR 2016; 65 (no. 11); 273-278 (PDF)
- World TB Day —March, 24, 2016 (PDF)
- Tuberculosis Among Temporary Visa Holders Working in the Tourism Industry — United States, 2012–2014 (PDF)
- World TB Day 2016: Unite to End TB
- Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal Special March TB Issue
- Emerging Infectious Diseases TB Articles Spotlight
- Page last reviewed: January 7, 2016
- Page last updated: January 7, 2016
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