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Mediastinum and bilateral pulmonary effusion in a case of inhalational anthrax

Posteroanterior chest x-ray taken 4 months after onset of anthrax in a 46-year-old man. Note the widened mediastinum and bilateral pulmonary effusion. The patient had worked for 2 years as a card tender in a goat hair processing mill and acquired "woolsorter disease," an occupational form of inhalation anthrax. (Source: CDC. Photograph by Arthur E Kaye, 1972. Public Health Image Library, image number 5146. Public domain.)

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  • Woolsorter disease