Today is World TB Day
24 March is observed as the World Tuberculosis Day every year to raise awareness about tuberculosis worldwide. TB is an epidemic and is a dangerous infectious disease. The day is celebrated in remembrance of Dr, Robert Koch discovered TB causing bacterium in 1882 that also opened the ways to TB diagnosis and cure.
Tuberculosis is an airborne disease that anyone can catch. This World TB Day, let’s pledge to work together to prevent the spread of tuberculosis through education. #EndTB #WorldTBDay2020 pic.twitter.com/XUR9vEGNcF
— StarImaging (@StarImaging_IN) March 24, 2020
What is Tuberculosis?
TB or Tuberculosis is caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis which is a bacteria and affects the lungs. It is an infectious disease which spreads through air ie when an infected person coughs, sneezes or splits the germs come into the air. But the good news is that TB is preventable. The patient should take medicines and finish them timely or they may become sick again.
TB is a lung disease and has the following symptoms:
- Chest pain
- Fever and chills
- Coughing up blood
- Fatigue or weakness
- Weight loss
- No appetite
- Sweating at night
World TB Day 2020
Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the… https://t.co/tcCL4GrFIv
— Dr Darshan Mashroo (@darshan3190) March 24, 2020
According to WHO, around 10,000,000 people fell ill with TB and 1,500,000 died in 2018. 484,000 people fell ill with drug-resistant TB in 2018. Therefore, world tuberculosis day is celebrated to raise awareness about TB via educating them on it.
Next week, on World TB Day (24 March), we are hosting a webinar on #COVID19 & Tuberculosis. How can we limit the damage?
— Madhu Pai (@paimadhu) March 18, 2020
World Tuberculosis Day 2020 Theme
World Tuberculosis Day, observed on 24 March each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis and efforts to eliminate the disease. #ItsTimeToEndTB #ItsTimeToEndCorona pic.twitter.com/tnu4gimHii
— eKalam (@ekalam_india) March 23, 2020
This year the World Tuberculosis Day theme is “It’s TIME” that signifies that it is time to educate and raise awareness about TB among people and treat TB infection. You need to control the TB infection and the time has come to speak up for the disease. World TB day asks everyone to take necessary steps for ending the TB epidemic.
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Tuberculosis is an airborne bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium. The World Tuberculosis day is a commemoration of the discovery of Mycobacterium by Dr. Robert Koch on March 24, 1882.#ipsfapro#WorldTuberculosisDay#ItsTimetoEndTB pic.twitter.com/eUC8s7InYZ
— IPSF APRO (@IPSFAPRO) March 24, 2020
24th March- World Tuberculosis Day 2020
Theme- IT'S TIME
TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer. Each day, over 4000 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease.
FIND. TREAT. ALL. #EndTB@StopTB@WHO pic.twitter.com/19uAEnn7bm
— Ibadan Phage Research Team (@IbadanPhageTeam) March 23, 2020
Facts & Quotes: World TB Day
Read some facts on World Tuberculosis Day 2020:
- World TB Day 2020 theme is “It’s TIME”
- TB kills HIV/AIDS-positive people
The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.– Mother Theresa
- Countries with more TB cases – India, Pakistan, China, South Africa, Indonesia, Nigeria
- 2017 was the year with the lowest TB cases according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 100,000 people
Be a responsible citizen of your country and spread awareness about World Tuberculosis Day 2020 everywhere. Thank you!