WORLD TB DAY
MARCH 24th-SAVE THE DATE!
LISTEN TO DR.JOHN BERNARDO- TUBERCULOSIS MEDICAL OFFICER FOR MASSACHUSETTS
Tuberculosis (TB) was the most frequent cause of death in Massachusetts in the 19th Century. With the discovery of the bacterium that causes TB by Robert Koch, announced on March 24, 1882, control of the disease began to become a possibility. Through the end of the 19th and through the 20th century, other discoveries contributed to success in the control of TB. We now have historically low rates of disease in Massachusetts. Yet TB control still remains a daily public health challenge; and worldwide, TB is still among the ten top causes of death and the leading cause of death due to a single infectious agent. Dr. Bernardo will provide an overview of the history of TB and its control, discuss the current challenges it presents, and put the current status of TB in perspective.
Join us for an informative and engaging presentation about an old enemy that remains a lurking threat.
Co-sponsored by the Northeast Branch of the American Society of Microbiology.