CDC Recognizes World TB Day, Commits To Eliminating Disease In U.S. With Expanded Domestic, International Initiatives
CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: World TB Day — March 24, 2017
“World TB Day is recognized each year on March 24, which commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB). … In 2017, for the second year, CDC will join the global Stop TB Partnership in adopting the World TB Day theme ‘Unite to End TB.’ … CDC is committed to eliminating TB in the United States. This will require expanded initiatives, both in the United States and globally…” (3/24).