Friday, March 23, 2012

World TB Day

Shrayan Mukhopadhyay

World TB Day is on 24th March. TB is a disease that kills many people in India. TB is curable but people still die due to lack of proper information and treatment. TB can be prevented if detected early. If a person has cough and if it continues for more than 2 weeks, the person is likely to have TB. He should visit the nearest hospital and take services from DOTS program. He should not delay because the bacteria can damage the lungs badly. World TB Day thus signifies the day when peple should stay fit and fine and cured from TB. It is also the day where various TB organizations and hospitals make the general public aware about symptoms and signs of TB. And if affected by TB they make people aware of the treatment and prevention of the disease. This is how the World TB Day is celebrated.

(Shrayan is a lad of 15 years, studying in tenth standard in Amity International School, Saket, New Delhi)

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