ALL YEAR ROUND World TB Day is celebrated around the world on 24 March. This day aims to raise awareness of the causes, symptoms and treatments of tuberculosis, a deadly disease; The World Health Organization (WHO) organizes this day every year with a specific theme to promote awareness of TB.
Only the lungs are affected by this deadly infection caused by a bacteria that is easily transmitted by the tiny droplets that are actually expelled into the air when a person sneezes. the CDC estimates that the disease has probably been around for three million years.
What is Tuberculosis (TB) disease?
Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne disease that spreads like an ominous whisper in the wind when an infected person coughs, sneezes or even talks. Tuberculosis is a major public health problem worldwide, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, and is a leading cause of death from infectious diseases. While TB is treatable and curable with antibiotics, the emergence of drug-resistant strains of TB is a growing concern, making it all the more important to raise awareness and take action.
World Tuberculosis Day 2023 History and Significance
Every year on March 24, people around the world celebrate World TB Day to raise awareness of the disease and encourage early action to fight the global TB epidemic. Dr. Robert Koch revealed his discovery of the bacteria that cause tuberculosis on this date in 1882. Tuberculosis has been around for more than 3 million years. Not only that, but tuberculosis has different names depending on where it is found.
The term tuberculosis was called phthisis in the green period anxious tabes in ancient Rome and schachepheth in ancient Hebrew in the 19th century consumption was another name for tuberculosis. scrofula is a very distinct disease when it affects the lungs.
World Tuberculosis Day 2023 Theme
YES! We can end tuberculosis! is the theme of this year’s World TB Day 2023. On this issue, leaders around the world are urged to take action to stop the TB epidemic. new WHO guidelines and innovative approval to eradicate tuberculosis. World TB Day 2023 is all about ‘Yes! We can end TB!’ with the aim of instilling hope and encouraging high-level leadership, increased investment, faster adoption of new World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations, adoption of innovations, accelerated action and multi-sector collaboration to fight the TB epidemic.