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Record 1 2006-08-11


Subject field(s)
  • Names of Special Years, Weeks, Days
  • Respiratory System

World Tuberculosis Day, falling on 24 March each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of several million people each year, mostly in the third world. 24 March commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. At the time of Koch's announcement in Berlin, TB was raging through Europe and the Americas, causing the death of one out of every seven people. Koch's discovery opened the way toward diagnosing and curing tuberculosis.


  • Désignations d'années, de semaines et de jours spéciaux
  • Appareil respiratoire

La Journée mondiale de la tuberculose, qui a lieu le 24 mars de chaque année, souligne la découverte de la cause de cette maladie. La tuberculose est l'une des maladies les plus mortelles de la planète, tuant chaque année près de deux millions de personnes dans le monde.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Designaciones de años, semanas y días especiales
  • Aparato respiratorio

24 de marzo.

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