woolsorter's disease


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Synonyms for woolsorter's disease

a form of anthrax infection acquired by inhalation of dust containing Bacillus anthracis

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Pulmonary anthrax, known as woolsorter's disease, is a rare infection contracted by inhalation of the endospores.
It was once known as woolsorter's disease because of its prevalence in the woollen industry.
The pulmonary form is called woolsorter's disease, which is contracted by inhaling endospores during handling of infected animal hair or products.
In our introductory paragraph we referred to woolsorter's disease and ragpicker's disease, terms used to describe textile industry related inhalational anthrax rather than cutaneous disease (3,4).