woolsorter's disease


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wool·sort·er's disease

 (wo͝ol′sôr′tərz)
n.
A pulmonary form of anthrax that results from the inhalation of bacterial spores in contaminated sheep's wool.
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Noun1.woolsorter's disease - a form of anthrax infection acquired by inhalation of dust containing Bacillus anthraciswoolsorter'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
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References in periodicals archive ?
Industrial anthrax, also known as woolsorter's disease, was a serious threat in the 19th and early 20th centuries when the wool industry was flourishing.
Known as Woolsorter's Disease, it was a frequent cause of illness and death in English woolen mill workers exposed to contaminated hides and wool.
Anthrax, also known as black bane, fifth plague, and woolsorter's disease, has been a documented disease since biblical times as described in the Old Testament.