Up to 13 million people in the United States have latent TB infection, and without treatment, are at risk for developing TB disease. There is a strong need for TB education and outreach to clinicians, health care agencies, and community organizations, especially those serving at-risk populations.
World TB Day recognizes the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Dr. Robert Koch in 1882. Observance of World TB Day seeks to raise awareness about TB and how to prevent it.
2019 World TB Day – It’s Time!
It’s time to test and treat latent TB infection.
It’s time we strengthen TB education and awareness among health care providers.
It’s time to end stigma.
It’s time to speak up.
It’s time to end TB!
Visit your local participating health department for a FREE TB Skin Test – AND – FREE HIV Screening:
Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Rabun Stephens, Towns, Union, and White
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