Mar. 24, 2017: Today is World TB Day

CDC Around the World: News, Web, & SOcial Media Updates From the CDC Center for Global Health

Mar. 24, 2017

Spotlighted Topic of the Week: World TB Day

Dr. Rebecca Martin: World TB Day Statement

Because our world is more connected than ever, a disease threat that occurs anywhere can very quickly spread across boundaries and become a threat to people worldwide. New microbes are emerging and spreading, drug resistance is rising, and limited biosafety and security measures in laboratories around the world make the intentional or unintentional release of dangerous microbes easier. Global travel and trade increase the chance and speed of these risks… Read blog

TB is Among the Greatest Health Threats Worldwide

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Drug-resistant TB

Globally, two billion are infected with tuberculosis. It’s the world’s #1 infectious disease killer. Yet it is preventable and curable. Watch video

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World TB Day: CDC In Action

CDC experts are working side by side with partners to find, cure, and prevent TB among the world’s most vulnerable populations. On this World TB Day, we highlight some examples of this work…. Read stories

CDC in Action

CDC Zika Updates

Latest Outbreak Info

On January 22, 2016, CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to respond to outbreaks of Zika occurring in the Americas and increased reports of birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome in areas affected by Zika. On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concernexternal icon (PHEIC) because of clusters of microcephaly and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika. On February 8, 2016, CDC elevated its EOC activation to a Level 1, the highest level.

CDC is working with international public health partners and with state and local health departments to

  • Alert healthcare providers and the public about Zika.
  • Post travel notices and other travel-related guidance.
  • Provide state health laboratories with diagnostic tests.
  • Detect and report cases, which will help prevent further spread.

Q & A on Zika

Areas with Zika

In the News

On the Calendar

March 24: World TB Dayexternal icon  
March 26: Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness 
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April 2: World Autism Dayexternal icon  
April 7: World Health Dayexternal icon
April 11: World Parkinson’s Day
April 14: International Chagas Day 
April 17: World Hemophilia Dayexternal icon
April 22Earth Dayexternal icon


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Page last reviewed: March 24, 2017
Content source: Global Health