World Tuberculosis Day 2020
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World Tuberculosis Day
Each year on March 24, CDC joins the global community to recognize World Tuberculosis (TB) Day – an important moment to unite in renewed commitment to ending TB, an airborne disease that knows no borders.
View images and read stories of those at the forefront of CDC’s global TB response as part of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) – individuals whose efforts and innovations are helping to transform the TB epidemic.”
An analysis of global TB surveillance data found that in 2018, an estimated 10 million persons with incident TB and 1.5 million TB-related deaths occurred worldwide, representing 2% and 5% declines from 2017.
Despite being preventable and treatable, tuberculosis (TB) is now the leading infectious disease killer in the world, taking the lives of 1.5 million people each year. CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB (DGHT) is on the frontlines in more than 25 high burden countries working with partner.
Dear Colleague Letter
World TB Day is observed annually on March 24th to commemorate Dr. Robert Koch’s announcement of his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB). On this World TB Day let us celebrate our progress while re-committing to ending TB in the United States and globally.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working closely with partners worldwide to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has now been detected in over 100 countries. CDC is aggressively responding to COVID-19 through the development of pandemic preparedness and response plans and working on multiple fronts to prepare communities to respond to this public health threat. This is a rapidly evolving situation and more information will be updated as it becomes available.
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Mar 24 – World TB Day
Apr 7 – World Health Day
Apr 24 – World Meningitis Day
Apr 25 – World Malaria Day
Apr 24/30 – World Immunization Week