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World Tuberculosis Day

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.

World Tuberculosis Day (World TB Day) 2018 Post #EndTB #WorldTBDay #WorldTuberculosisDay

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.




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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. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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