Tuberculosis control

Fischer 485-488 | Michel 511-514 | Scott B59-B62 | Year of issue 1948 | Communist Poland

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Decorative labels

Translations

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Gruzlica moze kosztowac Cie zycie, szczepionka przeciwgruzlicza nie kosztuje Cie nic.
Tuberculosis may cost you your life, a vaccination against tuberculosis will cost you nothing.

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Szczepionka BCG to ratunek przed gruzlica.
The BCG vaccine will rescue you from tuberculosis.

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Moze i ty jestes siewca gruzlicy, idz na przeswietlenie!
You might be spreading tuberculosis. Have an X-ray taken!

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Gruzlica opóznia dzielo odbudowy.
Tuberculosis delays the work of rebuilding.

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Chcesz zapobiec gruzlicy, wykryc sie i wyleczyc, zwróc sie do poradni przeciwgruzliczej.
If you want to prevent the spread of tuberculosis, detect and treat it by visiting a tuberculosis-screening clinic.

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Jesli dbasz o swe dziecko, uodpornij je przeciw gruzlicy szczepionka BCG.
If you care about your child, have him vaccinated with BCG to make him resistant to tuberculosis.

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Poradnia przeciwgruzlicza, zapobiega wykrywa leczy.
A tuberculosis clinic prevents, detects and cures.

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Szczepienia przeciwgruzlicze BCG zapobiegaja 5-ciokrotnie mozliwosc zachorowania na gruzlice.
You are 5 times more likely to contract tuberculosis if not treated with the BCG vaccine.

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Pod tym znakiem caly swiat walczy z gruzlica.
The whole world is fighting tuberculosis under this sign.

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Wyleczenie chorego z gruzlicy, to uratowane rece, dla odbudowy kraju.
A patient recovery from tuberculosis – hands rescued to rebuild the country.

Translations by M. Latowska and A. Sikorski

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Glossary

BCG (an abbreviation for "Bacille Calmette-Guerin") is a live bacterial vaccine derived from the bovine form of tuberculosis by the French scientists Calmette and Guerin. It was first used in humans in 1921 and was subsequently distributed to major medical laboratories around the world.

Relevant pages

Fischer 678-679 (Health service issue from 1953)

Resources

Tuberculosis
What you need to know about tuberculosis (www.cpmc.columbia.edu)
BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin)
Vaccination
X-ray

Proofs

487 proof with label 4
488 proof with label 6