Center of interest "World Tuberculosis Day (March 24)" of the CRAI Medicine and Health Sciences
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On the occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, which is celebrated on March 24, the CRAI Medicine and Health Sciences offers you a series of resources on the subject. You can consult the virtual guide on the subject or also the center of interest that is available, from March 21 to 31, at the CRAI Medicine and Health Sciences.
Tuberculosis remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases. Every day in the world more than 4,000 people die and about 30,000 are infected. Tuberculosis usually has a slow course (over months or even years), but it can present in an acute and more serious form in people with poor defenses, such as children, the elderly, people with the virus AIDS or cancer or diabetes. Since the year 2000, 66 million lives have been saved thanks to diagnosis and treatment.
On that date, we commemorate the day that dr. Robert Koch announced, in 1882, the discovery of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, which facilitated the diagnosis and care of this disease.