black bane

black bane

A pulmonary form of anthrax that develops in those who handle wool contaminated with Bacillus anthracis.
See: anthrax
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The "Black Bane," now thought to have been anthrax, kills 60,000 cattle in Europe.
The "Black Bane," a disease that swept through Europe in the 1600s causing large numbers of human and animal deaths, was likely anthrax.