World TB Day -- March 24, 2011

March 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/25/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 11, p333
The article focuses on the World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, 2011, which is celebrated every year to commemorate the date in 1882 when Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.


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