anthrax

Definitions of anthrax
1

n a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people

Synonyms:
splenic fever
Type of:
zoonosis, zoonotic disease
an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans

n a disease of humans that is not communicable; caused by infection with Bacillus anthracis followed by septicemia

Types:
cutaneous anthrax, malignant pustule
a form of anthrax infection that begins as papule that becomes a vesicle and breaks with a discharge of toxins; symptoms of septicemia are severe with vomiting and high fever and profuse sweating; the infection is often fatal
anthrax pneumonia, inhalation anthrax, pulmonary anthrax, ragpicker's disease, ragsorter's disease, woolsorter's disease, woolsorter's pneumonia
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
Type of:
disease
an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

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