World TB Day 2015
24 March 2015
On March 24th 1882, Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis (TB). 24th March is ‘World Tuberculosis Day’ - an opportunity to raise awareness about the burden of TB worldwide. Although not that common in the UK (there were 7,892 recorded cases in the UK in 2013), TB is still a big problem in other parts of the world. NDM spoke to Professor Guy Thwaites, Director of the Oxford Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, about the situation in South-east Asia and the ongoing research at OUCRU in to eradicating the disease and improving patient outcomes.