March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day, an initiative that raises awareness about the disease and recognizes people who have contributed to TB innovation. “On the move against TB: Transforming the fight towards elimination” is the theme for 2011. Currently, about one third of the world's population has the bacterium that causes the disease. TB has become the leading cause of death worldwide among people with HIV/AIDS.

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