On Friday, Kyivans will be told about tuberculosis prevention at Independence Square


The action is timed to World Tuberculosis Day, which is celebrated on March 24.

This date was not chosen by chance, because on this day in 1882, Robert Koch announced the discovery of a bacterium that causes disease. Since then, the way to the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis has been opened.

Unfortunately, tuberculosis remains one of the deadliest infectious killers in the world.

Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The disease is transmitted from a person who has an open form of TB (with active bacteremia) to another person by airborne droplets during coughing, talking, and sneezing. The probability of developing the disease after contact with bacteria depends on the state of the immune system. T

This disease is curable, success in overcoming the ailment depends on timely consultation with a doctor and starting treatment.

On March 24, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., the Kyiv city organization of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine will hold an information campaign “Clean breath! It’s time to choose health.” People of Kyiv will be told about the early diagnosis of tuberculosis, the need for timely examination and treatment.

Also, everyone who wants to can participate in the creation of a chamomile photo zone, because the chamomile itself is a symbol of clean breath.

Today, all conditions have been created in the capital to receive medical consultations and undergo the necessary examinations for the prevention and early detection of this disease.

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