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Today is World TB Day

March 24 2008

World TB Day, celebrated by the decision of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the day when the German microbiologist Robert Koch announced the discovery made them Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

In 1993, the World Health Organization Tuberculosis was declared a national disaster, and the day on March 24 "World Day Against Tuberculosis."

In 1993, WHO officially recommended DOTS strategy as a new strategy to fight TB.

The basic principles of DOTS are: political support, diagnosis through microscopy, reliable delivery of drugs, monitoring of treatment, regular evaluation of results.

DOTS - a strategy against the epidemic of tuberculosis, as it allows you to identify and heal the sick, the most dangerous to others. Possible cure 92-95% of the patients with tuberculosis.

Implementation of DOTS - is the salvation of many people from death, illness and suffering caused by television. Principles of the DOTS strategy are universal for any country. Currently, this strategy is successfully implemented in more than 180 countries around the world, according to

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