World Tuberculosis Day 2021 India targets to eradicate TB by 2025 | World TB Day
World TB Day: March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day. On this occasion, the World Health Organization is organizing various programs around the world today. It is through this that awareness is created among people all over the world from this life threatening disease. The bacterium was discovered on March 24, 1882, by the German physician and microbiologist Robert Koch. This was a great help in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis is also called TB. Every year a theme is created to celebrate this day. This year’s theme is ‘The Clock is Ticking’.
TB is a contagious disease. Tuberculosis is caused by micro-tuberculosis bacteria. The disease is transmitted to other people through coughing or sneezing of a TB patient. This disease can be diagnosed with proper guidance and treatment. If neglected in this disease, it can lead to death.
The World Health Organization is committed to eradicating this life-threatening disease from the world by 2030. Attention and planning has been done for this. On the other hand, India is determined to eradicate the disease from the country by 2025. According to a report by the World Health Organization, TB kills 4,000 people every day worldwide. India has the highest number of TB patients and is number one in Asia.
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