Tubercle bacilli under a scanning electron microscope.
World Tuberculosis Day is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease. One-third of the world's population is thought to have been infected, with new infections occurring in about 1% of the population each year.
Health Awareness Days
Affected people, their relatives and interested people
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
March 24 commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing to a small group of scientists at the University of Berlin's Institute of Hygiene that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB baci