Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Saturday, March 24, is World Tuberculosis Day

Monday - Mar 19, 2007

Champaign, IL - March 24th is World TB Day, an annual observance meant to draw attention to a disease which is responsible for over 2 million deaths a year, worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control:

-One-third of the world's population is infected with tuberculosis (TB)
-9 million people become ill with TB each year
-TB is the leading cause of death among HIV infected individuals

Read the full press relase. (PDF)