World TB Day 2017
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).
Although tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, many people in the United States still suffer from this disease. 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 2017 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.
Join CDC’s World TB Day Thunderclap, before March 24th at 1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. PDT, to spread the “Unite to End TB” message worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. 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 Facebook @CDCTB and sign up for email updates through GovDelivery.
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
- Page last reviewed: December 15, 2016
- Page last updated: March 14, 2017
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