World TB Day is celebrated on March 24 every year in the world. On March 24, 1882, a doctor named Dr. Robert Koch first discovered the germs of TB disease. Hence, in commemoration of this day, March 24 is celebrated every year. World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated every day.
The main objective of this day celebration is to identify the patients suffering from TB and arrange for them to get free treatment. The full name of TB is tuberculosis. The target of eradication of TB from India has been set by the Government of India in the Health Policy of 2017. Under this, the target of the central government is to eliminate TB from India by the year 2025.
In 2019, it was reported that 1 billion people in the world were infected with TB, of which 27 lakh were in India alone. This disease is of lungs. which is spread by mycobacterium tuberculosis. Its particles are spread in the air by eating or sneezing. In 2018, prime minister Narendra Modi chaired the Delhi End TB, which aimed to stop TB by 2025.
Symptoms of TB
Bleeding in the sputum.
Fever increased in the evening.
Eating and drinking became less.
Cough persisted for more than 3 weeks. Disinclination to work.
A means of escape
Keeping adequate ventilation in the house. Staying in too much light.
Wash your hands on time.
Avoid crowded places.
Give BCG vaccine to children within 1 month of birth.
Stay away from TB diseases.
The disease quickly preys on the malnourished. If not treated or stopped in time, death can also occur. TB is spread through sputum and begins in the lungs and affects the brain, mouth, liver, uterus, kidneys, bones, and throat.
TB patients can get infected even if they are not moving and sitting near them. Apart from this, people who are taking sugar pills, steroids are soon affected. First survey in 1956 National TB program started in India in 1962.
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