traveler's diarrhea

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Syn: Montezuma's revenge, turista, gippy tummy, Delhi belly, etc. A general term for any of several forms of malaise with loose stools that commonly afflict persons during their travels, usually caused by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, sometimes by norovirus or more serious pathogenic organisms, such as shigella dysentery, sometimes merely by unfamiliar diets.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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