traveller's diarrhoea


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trav·el·er's di·ar·rhe·a

(trav'ĕl-ĕrz dī'ă-rē'ă)
Of sudden onset, often accompanied by abdominal cramps, vomiting, and fever, this digestive disorder occurs sporadically in travelers usually during the first week of a trip; most commonly caused by strains of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli.
Synonym(s): traveller's diarrhoea.

traveller's diarrhoea

infectious illness common where hygiene conditions are poor and caused by a variety of infectious agents. Seen in sport where teams travel to countries where food and water hygiene and sanitation are poor. Can be passed from one member to another quickly, limiting numbers available to compete.
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