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Student group holds World TB Day event, March 25

The Princeton Tuberculosis Awareness Group will hold an information and education event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 25, on the 10 level of the Frist Campus Center.

The event is being held in recognition of World TB Day , which annually takes place March 24. One-third of the world's population is estimated to be infected with the bacteria that causes this disease, resulting in more than 2 million related deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Participants will have the opportunity to speak with local and state health officials, others knowledgeable about tuberculosis on the international level and students who have completed original research.

The Princeton Tuberculosis Awareness Group is an undergraduate student organization pursuing tuberculosis advocacy and fostering awareness in the community. The group will be joined by members of the Princeton Project 55 Tuberculosis Initiative , a public service endeavor begun by members of the class of 1955; and RESULTS, a local citizen's advocacy group working to end hunger and poverty.

For more information, contact RESULTS volunteer Wilma Solomon at (609) 924-6996.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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