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24 Mar 2019

World Tuberculosis Day: Find. Treat. All. #EndTB

Today is World Tuberculosis Day, we asked Associate Professor Justin Denholm, Medical Director of the Victorian Tuberculosis Program why it's so important to commemorate.

TB remains the world's deadliest infectious killer. Each day, nearly 4500 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 54 million lives since the year 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 42 per cent.