Reality TB: The truth about TB in Leicester and how we are making a difference

Series Name World TB Meeting 2017
Type Lectures & Talks
Starts at Mar 22, 2017 12:00 PM
Ends at Mar 22, 2017 03:00 PM
Venue Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Lisa Witherington lmb24@le.ac.uk

Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease with a very present reality. Many think of it as a disease of the Victorian era that has long since been eradicated with antibiotics. But this is unfortunately not true.  Last year, TB overtook HIV as the leading cause of death by an infectious disease across the world. While it is certainly true that TB does not pose the threat it once did in the UK, Leicester and other big cities still identify several hundred cases of TB each year. World TB Day is recognised globally as an opportunity to spread the word about TB and share news and experience about the condition.

Our meeting this year will comprise a series of short talks that focus on the experience of TB across different communities in our City and share some of the work we are doing in the clinic and through research that is helping to overcome the reality of TB locally, nationally and across the world.