World Tuberculosis Day – a day to raise awareness of tuberculosis (TB) and this deadly, but preventable and curable disease.
World Tuberculosis Day
This health awareness holiday occurs each year on March 24. World Tuberculosis Day is a day to help raise public awareness of tuberculosis and the epidemic it has on the world. It causes nearly one-and-a-half million deaths per year. Mostly found in developing countries. The day commemorates from 1882 when Dr. Kobert Koch announced he discovered the cause of the TB bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
TB is preventable and curable, but many people even in the United Sates still suffer from this disease.
The U.S. theme for World TB Day 2018 is “Wanted: Leaders for a TB Free United States. We can make history. End TB.”
1907 – Clemens von Pirquet developed the tuberculin skin test for TB infection.
1944 -Leaders for a TB-Free United States. Robert Koch discovered the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB). Albert Schatz, Elizabeth Bugie and Selman Waksman developed streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against TB.
The image in this blog post is the CDC’s 2018 poster.
My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. I listen to nothing but Christian Music. I work as a graphic designer.