Friday - Mar 18, 2005
Public Health is Part of a Worldwide Effort to Eradicate TB
Champaign, IL - March 24 is World TB Day, an annual observance meant to draw attention to a disease that contributes to the deaths of more than 2 million people every year.
One-third of the world's population is infected with TB
Each year, 9 million people become sick with TB
TB is the leading killer of people infected with HIV
Tuberculosis is a significant health concern in Champaign County. The disease has not been eradicated here, and students and others move to Champaign-Urbana from every part of the world. Without widespread TB testing and treatment, the disease could quickly spread.
Read the full press relase. (PDF)