World Tuberculosis Day
(Also known as World TB Day)
World Tuberculosis Day is observed next on Friday, March 24th, 2023 (48 days from today).
World Tuberculosis Day is annually observed on March 24 in order to raise awareness and knowledge about the world's deadliest killer, tuberculosis (TB) for all people and it is devastating health, social and economic affects around the world.
Origin of World Tuberculosis Day
What is Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis (or TB) is one of infectious diseases caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. This bacteria usually attacks our lungs, however, the truth is that they can attack all parts of the human body including kidneys, spine and brain. In the past, tuberculosis was the leading cause of death but today, most cases are cured with antibiotics. You only have to take the medicine for at least 6 to 9 months.
Symptoms of tuberculosis
- Cough lasts more than 3 weeks
- Feeling tired all the time
- Night sweats
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
Every year, World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated by organizing various health awareness campaigns and programs aimed at preventing and treating the deadly infectious disease of tuberculosis.
How to prevent
- BCG vaccination:
Currently, the BCG (Bacille Calmette-Guerin) vaccine is the only live and currently licensed vaccine against tuberculosis in the world, and has been in use since 1921. This vaccine is regulated prepared from an attenuated strain of bovine tuberculosis bacillus, Mycobactrium Bovis.
Immunization is 80% effective in preventing TB and more effective against complex tuberculosis in children. You should consult your doctor advice before using any medication.
- Early diagnosis:
Early diagnosis and treatment is the most effective way to prevent TB. After two weeks of taking the drug, most patients are no longer contagious.
- Manage your Environment:
Tuberculosis is an airborne disease. Therefore, it is very important to keep our environment clean. You can reduce your risk of infection by following these simple steps:
By keeping good ventilation, natural light sources such as UV rays kill TB bacteria, and good hygiene such as covering coughs and sneezes will reduce the spread of TB bacteria.
How to celebrate World Tuberculosis Day
World Tuberculosis Day is an opportunity to celebrate political as well as social commitments for future progress by eliminating TB as a public health disorder.
“Every year has approximately nine million TB people, and about 3 million of them do not have chances to get the care. It's time we reflect on this alarming situation and consider consulting our doctors to ensure prompt diagnosis and treatment, while keeping our community safe. TB infection. ,” said Dr. Deepak Talwar, President and Chief - Metro Center for Respiratory Diseases.
ObservedWorld Tuberculosis Day has been observed annually on March 24th.
Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
Thursday, March 24th, 2022
Friday, March 24th, 2023
Sunday, March 24th, 2024
Monday, March 24th, 2025
World Health Organization (WHO) in 1982