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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:

	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

U.S. TB Champions

Learn how you and your organization can participate in CDC’s TB Elimination Champions project.

	Get Involved in the Fight to End TB

World TB Day Activities

Tell us about your community’s World TB Day activities, and see how others are observing.

Be sure to check back for more information and resources as we get closer to World TB Day.  You can also follow us on Twitter @CDC_TB and sign up for email updates through GovDelivery.

 Join CDC’s World TB Day Thunderclap! Sign up & share the #EndTB message through Twitter, Facebook & Tumblr: