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World TB Day 2022

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), this year’s theme: invest to end TB and save lives highlights the economic burden of TB in countries affected and pushes for investment of resources among all to help end TB.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects respiration. Mycobacterium bacilli, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis spreads from person to person through tiny droplets released into the air when someone coughs and/or sneezes.

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