ragpicker's disease


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Noun1.ragpicker's disease - a form of anthrax infection acquired by inhalation of dust containing Bacillus anthracisragpicker's disease - a form of anthrax infection acquired by inhalation of dust containing Bacillus anthracis; initial symptoms (chill and cough and dyspnea and rapid pulse) are followed by extreme cardiovascular collapse
anthrax - a disease of humans that is not communicable; caused by infection with Bacillus anthracis followed by septicemia
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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).