Saturday 24 March is World Tuberculosis Day. Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. In 2016, 10.4 million people became ill with TB, and 1.7 million died from the disease. The aim of the day raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. To raise awareness, the BSI is highlighting some of our recent resources and publications on social media throughout the day.
Highlights of our resources
- View our infographic (see below) on the key facts about tuberculosis
- Increasing awareness about latent TB infection - last year, we funded BSI member Alice Halliday to produce a video to raise awareness about latent TB to people in London communities and encourage people to engage with their GP to get tested. You can watch the video and read the accompanying blog post from Alice on the global issues surrounding TB.
- Read our BiteSized Immunology briefing on tuberculosis
- Immunology review paper on 'Influence of diabetes mellitus on immunity to human tuberculosis'