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TB Notes Newsletter

No. 2, 2005

DTBE Hosts World TB Day Luncheon

World TB Day is observed every year on March 24. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the bacillus that causes TB. This year, CDCís DTBE held a potluck luncheon in Atlanta on March 24 to commemorate World TB Day. Dr. Ken Castro, Director, DTBE, served as the keynote speaker for this special occasion. During the course of the luncheon, the winners of a TB Trivia Contest were announced and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place were awarded along with door prizes from the Atlanta business community. The winners of the Trivia Contest were Brian L. Sizemore, Jawad Asghar, and Madhusudan R. Chaganthi, respectively, who were the first three to correctly answer all the questions. The honorable mentions who also correctly answered all five questions were Lois Diem, Dave Crowder, Juanita Elder, and Amera Khan. Members of the division and other special guests participated in the divisionís first luncheon to recognize World TB Day.

Photo of DTBE staff at World TB Day luncheon

Photo of DTBE staff at World TB Day luncheon

Reported by Vic Tomlinson, Gail Grant, and Scott McCoy, MEd
Div of TB Elimination


Released October 2008
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