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Victorlancevance , asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 16/6/12

What do you mean by sorter 's disease?

Avirhal From Amity International School, added an answer, on 16/6/12
109 helpful votes in Science

Hi. Wool industry is the most important means of livelihood for many people. But sorter 's job is very risky beacause sometimes they get infected by a bacterium called anthrax, which causes a fatal blood disease called sorter 's disease. Such types of diseases are called occupational hazards.

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Radhika Tulsian From Birla School, added an answer, on 5/8/14

why is sorters job risky

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Alok Kumar From Bvb's Nagarjuna Vidyaniketan, added an answer, on 17/6/12
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People workig in the wool industry sometimes get infeceted by a bacterium called anthrax . It leads to a fatal blood disease called sorter disease

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Raga Niveda From Kendriya Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 16/6/12
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In  medical   jurisprudence . A popular name for malignantanthrax, a disease characterized by malignant pustules or carbuncles, caused byInfection by putrid animal matter containing the bacillus anthracis, and chiefly prevalentamong persons whose  business  is to handle wool and hides, such as tanners, butchers,and herdsmen. See Bacon v. United States Mut. Acc. Ass’n, 123 N. Y. 304. 25 N. E. 399,9 L. R. A. 617, 20 Am. St. Rep. 748

Read more: WOOL SORTERS ' DISEASE | Definition of WOOL SORTERS ' DISEASE (Black 's Law Dictionary) 

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Anuvinda Murali From The Model School, added an answer, on 16/6/12
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A pulmonary form of anthrax that results from the inhalation of spores of the bacterium Bacillus A nthracis  in the wool of contaminated sheep.
The bacterium that causes this is Bacillus Anthracis


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Kartik Kumar Gupta , added an answer, on 16/6/12
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Sorter 's disease is caused when a worker works in an industry and is caused due to bacteria named Bacillus Anthracis.

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