World Tuberculosis Day
Every year on 24 March, World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is
commemorated to promote public awareness about tuberculosis' severe health,
social and economic implications. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that
affects the lungs and spreads through the air from person to person. Germs
enter the air when people with tuberculosis cough, sneeze or split. If a person
inhales these germs, he or she becomes infected.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Tuberculosis kills over 4,100 people per day. About 30,000 people contract the disease each day, regardless of the fact that it is treatable.