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2020 World TB day
22 April 2020
2020 World Tuberculosis Day overshadowed by COVID-19
Each year on March 24, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day as it marks the day the bacterium that causes TB was discovered in 1882 by Dr Robert Koch. This year, attempts to raise awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of the world’s deadliest infectious disease were overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic.