20 March 2020
World TB Day
24th March is World TB Day. In 2018, worldwide, an estimated 10 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million died as a result of TB. That is why we at AJ Vaccines are committed to working with partners around the world to reduce the death and suffering caused by this serious infectious disease.
About 3 million of those people who fall ill with TB each year suffer delays in diagnosis and treatment, which can lead to worse health and treatment outcomes, increased transmission of the disease and higher costs for patients and their families.
Early detection of TB reduces patient suffering and death from TB and shortens the duration of infectiousness, thus reducing transmission, prevalence and incidence of TB infections. That is why regular screening of high-risk groups is recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).