Due to campus closures in effort to reduce/slow COVID-19 transmission, this years World TB Day event will not be held.
World TB Day annually raises awareness about the infectious lung disease tuberculosis, which kills some 1.5 million people each year, mainly in developing countries. The global event marks Dr. Robert Koch’s discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis as the cause of TB on March 24, 1882. Koch was a German physician known as the founder of modern bacteriology; he won a Nobel Prize for his work.
Read more and watch a video from World TB Day 2019 at CSU.
High school students across Colorado are immersed in the science of microbiology and its application to infectious disease. Students gain an inside look at modern efforts to control TB through hands-on activities with investigators at Colorado State University's Mycobacterial Research Laboratories. The day is especially interesting for students who want to pursue college studies in health, medicine, and STEM fields.
Dr. Nicole Kruh-Garcia