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World TB Day---March 24

Tuberculosis is a communicable disease with high incidence rates in many sub-Saharan countries. Although curable, it kills more people than any other infectious disease.  TB often co-habits with HIV, causing treatment challenges.  In Canada, the highest rates occur in Indigenous populations and in foreign-born Canadians. A high-level meeting is planned at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2018 to consider problems related to diagnosis, treatment and drug resistance.  March 24th, World TB Day, is an occasion to raise awareness for the need to achieve a TB-free world.   from Results Canada's website.

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