Tuberculosis is one of the deadliest global epidemics, having claimed the lives of 1.4 million people worldwide with devastating social and economic consequences. Remarkable global health efforts in tuberculosis prevention and control have saved the lives of 63 million people since 2000.
Each year on March 24 marks World Tuberculosis Day to commemorate the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. World tuberculosis day raises awareness of the remaining challenges in eradicating this deadly disease.
The Editors of BMC Medicine are delighted to share with you a selection of key papers that highlight some of the best tuberculosis research published in the journal to mark the world tuberculosis day.