Each year, we recognize World TB Day on March 24. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of tuberculosis, the germ that causes tuberculosis. This year, TB Control celebrated World TB Day by developing initiatives that focus on healthcare professionals, our community partners, and the residents of South Carolina.
“Place It. Read It. Act!” Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) Training
This hands-on training taught participants on how properly place, read and interpret tuberculin skin tests (TST). Continuing education was offered.
Lecture for Public Health & Healthcare Professionals
USC Associate Professor, Dr. Eric Brenner, lectured on Tuberculosis in the United States in the Context of World TB Day at the USC School of Medicine.
TB Control distributed World TB Day posters, flyers, and pamphlets, created by DHEC, to our community partners representing diabetes, HIV/AIDs, substance abuses, and other agencies representing co-morbidities of TB to distribute to their clients.
Special thanks to our community partners who contributed to our 2018 World TB Day efforts.
Lake City, SC
Rock Hill, SC
TB Control created a poster called "Tuberculosis in African Americans" to bring awareness of the disparity of TB within the African American community.