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Eight things you need to know on World TB Day

Tuberculosis (TB) is curable and yet is still among the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Even with 10 million people falling ill with TB in 2015, the common perception is that it is a thing of the past. We’re here to tell you that it isn’t. Many countries, especially developing nations like Malawi, still face an uphill battle against this deadly disease.

To help break apart myths associated with this big global health challenge, we are joining the global call to “Unite to End TB” on World TB Day again this year. Below you’ll find some of the biggest myths surrounding TB – and the facts that help set the record straight. A very big special thanks to our friends at the Stop TB Partnership for making these myth-busting images available.

MYTH # 1: TB HAS BEEN DEFEATED

MYTH #2: TB DOES NOT EXIST IN MY COUNTRY

MYTH # 3: THERE IS NOT ENOUGH POLITICAL WILL

MYTH # 4: I CAN’T GET TB

MYTH # 5: TB CAN’T BE PREVENTED

MYTH # 6: TB CAN’T BE CURED

MYTH # 7: PEOPLE WITH TB SHOULD BE ISOLATED

MYTH # 8: PEOPLE AFFECTED WITH TB HAVE ACCESS TO TREATMENT AND CARE

Dignitas InternationalEight things you need to know on World TB Day