ragsorter's disease


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pul·mo·nar·y an·thrax

a form of anthrax acquired by inhalation of dust containing Bacillus anthracis; there is an initial chill followed by pain in the back and legs, rapid respiration, dyspnea, cough, fever, rapid pulse, and extreme cardiovascular collapse.

ragsorter's disease

A febrile pulmonary disease that may occur in people who sort paper and rags. It is caused by inhalation of anthrax.