For a Vietnam free of Tuberculosis stamp

On the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day, when Dr. Robert Koch detected the cause of tuberculosis and made propaganda against TB, on the 24th of March 2012, the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam issued a stampset entitled "For a Vietnam free of Tuberculosis!"

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by an infection Mycobacterium Tuberculosis which mostly affects the lungs but sometimes the other parts of the body. Today, TB is widely spread, having bad effect over one third of the world's population, with 9 million new cases each year, causing 2 million deaths, mostly in developing countries.

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