World TB Day

The theme for World Tuberculosis Day 2023:

We can end TB!” is the theme for this year, which aims to urge leaders from around the world to act to stop the TB epidemic.

Basic TB facts:

“Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick. As a result, two TB-related conditions exist: latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.”

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