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The first meeting of the World Congress on Tuberculosis will be held November 16-19, 1992, in Bethesda, Maryland.
The meeting will provide an opportunity for an international group of scientists, physicians and healthcare workers to discuss prevention and control of tuberculosis (TB), which has re-emerged as a major problem in the U.S. and continues as an important global health threat.
One-third of the world's population is infected with the TB organism, including 10 million to 15 million Americans. With an estimated 8 million new TB cases and nearly 3 million deaths each year worldwide, TB is the leading cause of death from any …