On March 24th, the Coalition to End TB in Los Angeles County, along with other TB organizations throughout the world, commemorate World TB Day. Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases that spreads through the air from person to person.
Two million people in California are living with TB infection, a form of TB that can be treated before becoming deadly. But most affected Californians do not know they have it. World TB Day is a time to renew our commitment to ending this devastating disease.
Do your part by sharing information from the World TB Day social media campaign found here.
We also invite you to join us for a webinar on World TB Day, hosted by the LA County TB Control Program. Program Director Dr. Julie Higashi will share TB case data for 2020, talk about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on TB services, and recognize the efforts of our healthcare workers on the frontline that have continued to help TB patients stay healthy. The event is on March 24th from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.