World TB Day -- March 24, 2009

March 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/20/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 10, p249
The article reports on the annual observance of World TB Day on March 24, 2009 with the theme Partnerships for TB Elimination in commemoration of the discovery of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis in 1892 by Doctor Robert Koch. The incidence of TB in the U.S. is said to be increasing in the U.S. by 20% from 1985 to 1992 after a 30 years decline. A multi and extremely drug resistant TB is indicated to be a continuing threat in the U.S. and the greater percentage of TB patients are found in the racial/ethnic minority and foreign born individuals.


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