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Widened mediastinum and pleural effusion in a fatal case of inhalational anthrax

Posteroanterior chest x-ray on the fourth day of illness from a fatal case of inhalation anthrax. Note the widened mediastinum and pleural effusion. (Source: CDC. Public Health Image Library, image number 1795. Public domain.)

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