SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Tuberculosis (TB) is still a global and local threat. Hear the latest global, U.S., California, and local trends in TB, and recommendations from the experts. Breathe California is hosting a state-wide Media Call on Tuberculosis on Tuesday, March 23, 10:30 a.m. PDT. March 24th is World TB Day.

For the call-in, speakers include: Ernesto Jaramillo, World Health Organization Technical Officer; James Watt, M.D., M.P.H., California State TB Controller; Frank Alvarez, M.D., M.P.H., Los Angeles County TB Controller; and Rachel Orduno, former TB Patient and Patient Activist with TB PhotoVoice project (

Threats to continued adequate funding jeopardize the maintenance of the infrastructure needed to keep the numbers low and to drive them even lower in our fight to control and eventually eliminate TB.

Media who wish to participate, Call in # is 1-877-578-0255, Conference ID #: 61200439.

Sponsor: RESULTS Educational Fund; Hosts: California TB Controllers Association and Breathe California (