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World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis to...

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries.

It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. At the time of Koch's announcement, TB was raging through Europe and the Americas, causing the death of one out of every seven people. Koch's discovery opened the way towards diagnosing and curing TB.

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For more info on the global campaign: www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day

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