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Today is World Tuberculosis Day

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published March 24, 2023 09:49

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"Yes! We can fight tuberculosis," is the slogan for World Tuberculosis Day, which falls on March 24. The most important action in the fight against tuberculosis is rapid detection and effective treatment of the disease, recalls Professor Maria Korzeniewska-Koseła of the Department of Epidemiology and Organization of the Fight against Tuberculosis at the Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases.

Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex mycobacteria. Before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, tuberculosis was the leading cause of death caused by a single infectious agent worldwide. The most common form of tuberculosis is pulmonary tuberculosis, but the disease can also develop in other organs of the body.

In Poland, more than 3.7 thousand case...

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