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Children in American Samoa wait to participate in mass drug administration (MDA) for lymphatic filariasis (LF) using the recommended triple-drug regimen of ivermectin, DEC, and albendazole.

Each year on March 24, CDC joins the global community to recognize World Tuberculosis (TB) Day and renew our commitment to end this preventabletreatable disease. Between 2000 and 2019, 60 million lives were saved, and TB deaths fell by 41 percent. Despite this progress, the global community is running out of time to achieve ambitious global targets to end TB by 2030. Learn about CDC’s efforts to accelerate progress towards ending this devastating disease. 

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