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Publication Date: 22/03/2011 

World TB Day 

Events in Lanarkshire 

 

Tuberculosis (TB) kills around two million people every year worldwide and in Lanarkshire there are 40 to 50 cases reported annually. 

Tuberculosis (TB) kills around two million people every year worldwide and in Lanarkshire there are 40 to 50 cases reported annually.

World TB Day on Thursday 24 March aims to raise awareness of the disease, which is a bacterial infection that can be cured with treatment.

Awareness stands will be available on Thursday at Wishaw General, Monklands and Hairmyres hospitals and in selected offices and locations throughout Lanarkshire, displaying information about the disease.

At Wishaw General, staff who work with the TB service in Lanarkshire will also be available from 2pm to 4pm to raise awareness of the illness and how local services are being improved.

This includes information about the new neonatal BCG clinic, which will commence from Monday 4 April at the Douglas Street Community Health Clinic.

For more information contact the TB service on 01698 206333.