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WORLD TB DAY 2005

World TB Day on 24 March 2005 presents a major opportunity to focus attention on the massive challenge of defeating the TB epidemic at global, regional, national and community levels.  Great culture provides a platform for dialogue and inspiration to deal with key issues.
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One-third of the world's population is already infected with TB. Five to 10 percent of people, who are infected with TB, become sick with TB at some time during their life ...
TB RE-EMERGING AS GLOBAL THREAT
Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that usually attacks the lungs.
It is spread by coughing and sneezing.  Each year about two million
people die in low- and high-income countries from this curable
disease.

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849).The Glenn Gould School:  Chopin and Jenny Lind
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Jenny Lind (1820-1887).

In May 1849, Jenny Lind made an unsuccessful attempt to marry Chopin, who five months later died of TB at only 39.

Jenny Lind raised funds to fight TB.  When she sang for Chopin in 1848-1849, he felt better and called her "my nurse".

That was before the DOTS TB control strategy was introduced.

The Chopin biography carries a message from the Director-General of WHO.


Updated 15 July 2012
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