World TB day

World TB day

World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year on 24 March, which is called T.B. This day is celebrated to make people aware of serious diseases like TB. Tb The full name of it is Tuberculous Bacilli which grows due to bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

TB, it is a contagious disease, which, if not stopped in the initial stage, proves fatal. It kills the person slowly. Tb The disease is known by many other names, such as tuberculosis and tuberculosis.
Although TB ​​is considered a lung disease, it can also spread to other parts of the body along with blood flow from the lungs, such as bones, joints of bones, lymph glands, organs of the intestine, urine and reproductive system, Membrane above the skin and brain, etc.

World Tuberculosis Day (24 March)
When is World TB Day celebrated?
World Tuberculosis Day / World Tuberculosis Day / World TB Day is celebrated every year on 24 March worldwide. The theme of World Tuberculosis Day for 2017 is "Unite to End Tuberculosis". World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated to raise awareness about problems and solutions related to tuberculosis and to support tuberculosis control efforts worldwide.

History of World TB Day:

World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated on March 24, 1982, on the birthday of Dr. Robert Koch, who discovered Tuberculosis Bacillus.
The objective of World TB Day:

The purpose of celebrating this day is to raise awareness about Tuberculosis / TB / tuberculosis in the world. This day emphasizes finding solutions to end the disease. The significance of this day is to accelerate and change its stages in global efforts to eradicate TB completely.

Importance of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day:

Through World Tuberculosis Day, we get help in talking about the problem of tuberculosis and how to avoid it. Every year on the occasion of "World Tuberculosis Day", various activities are organized by health organizations, government and NGOs and other health agencies to spread awareness about TB in general public across the world.

These activities include seminars on the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis, an award ceremony to reward organizations involved in the prevention of tuberculosis, photo exhibition and exhibition to raise awareness about tuberculosis.

What is Tuberculosis or TB?
That is, TB is an infectious disease, which is caused by bacteria. This bacterium enters all the organs of the body. However, it is mostly found in the lungs. But apart from this, intestines, brain, bones, joints, kidneys, skin and heart can also suffer from tuberculosis.
World Health Organization
 According to the report, in 2013, 9 million people suffered from tuberculosis, of which 1.5 million died. About 2 million people in India are affected by this disease.
Symptoms of Tuberculosis (TB):

Cough for more than three weeks

Fever (which increases especially in the evening)

Severe chest pain
Sudden weight loss
Loss of appetite
Bleeding with mucus
Too much infection in the lungs
Shortness of breath

How does tuberculosis (TB) infection spread?

The phlegm, sneezing, coughing, spitting, and exhaling of patients infected with tuberculosis spread bacteria in the air, which can remain in the air for several hours. Due to which healthy person can also easily become a victim of Tuberculosis (TB). However, tuberculosis is not spread by touching or shaking hands of infected person.
When the bacteria of tuberculosis reaches the lungs through the breath, it increases manifold and damages the lungs. Although the body's immunity prevents it from growing, but as the body's immunity weakens, the risk of tuberculosis infection increases.
Methods of screening for the disease (TB):

There are many means to check for Tuberculosis (TB), such as chest x ray, mucus test, skin test etc. In addition, TB can also be detected by screening IgM hemoglobin through modern technology. The good thing is that investigations related to this are conducted by the government free of cost.
Measures to avoid Tuberculosis (TB):

If a cough persists for more than two weeks, see a doctor.
Stay away from the sick person.
If someone has been coughing around you for a long time, then stay away from him.
If you are going to meet a sick person or are coming together then definitely wash your hands.

Eat a nutritious diet that contains adequate amounts of vitamins, mineral salts, calcium, protein and fiber as nutritious foods make our immune system strong.
If you have been coughing for a long time, make sure to check the mucus.
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