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World TB Day

Thursday March 23, 2006


WHAT: World TB (tuberculosis) Day

WHEN: March 24, 2006

WHY: To create awareness around the world about the international health threat TB presents and to recognize global efforts to cure, control and eventually eliminate tuberculosis in the world.

FACTS: The Louisville Metro Health Department has a TB clinic at 400 East Gray St. 

  • Last year more than 5,000 individuals were tested 
  • 31 cases of active TB were reported in Jefferson County in 2005 
              127 cases reported in KY
              14,000 cases reported in U.S.
  • TB affects minorities at rates one and a half to two times greater than whites
  • TB is very treatable and curable
  • Symptoms of TV include unexplained weight loss, night sweats, chills, fever, fatigue, cough or coughing up blood
  • Individuals may be tested for TB by their primary care physician or at the Louisville Metro Health Department at 400 E. Gray St., Monday through Friday from noon. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment

For more information go to or call the Louisville Metro Health Department at 502.574.6617