Also this year UMdL actively collaborated with Stop TB Partnership in Italian translation of Campaign posters available at: www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day/2017/materials.asp.
Key slogans of 2017 Myth/Fact Campaign are: OVER 10 MILLION PEOPLE DEVELOP TB EACH YEAR. TB IS THE WORD’S LEADING INFECTIOUS KILLER; TB IS AN AIRBORNE DISEASE THAT EXISTS IN EVERY COUNTRY. EVERYONE IS VULNERABLE; LESS THAN HALF OF THE RESOURCES NEEDED ARE AVAILABLE TO END TB; THE EXISTING VACCINE DOES NOT PROTECT AGAINST TB IN ADULTS; THERE IS TREATMENT TO PREVENT YOU FROM BECOMING SICK IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO TB; TB IS CURABLE, WITH A TREATMENT COSTING AS LITTLE AS $30; SHORTLY AFTER STARTING TB TREATMENT, MOST PEOPLE CAN NO LONGER SPREAD THE DISEASE; MORE THAN 4 MILLION WHO DEVELOP TB EACH YEAR LACK ACCESS TO QUALITY CARE.
Lastest information about TB, the WHO End TB Strategy, and the Sustainable Development Goals are available on WHO website: WHO – Media Center – Tuberculosis Fact sheet N°104 Reviewed March 2017.
2015 WHO data about Italy show a TB mortality rate (in no HIV-positive people) of 0.55 (0.54-0.55) cases every 100,000 people, an overall TB incidence of 5.8 (5-6.7) cases every 100,000 people. These and further data are available on WHO database: Tuberculosis country profiles.
Last updated 03/23/2017