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Mexican name for traveler's diarrhea.
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Term for traveler's diarrhea, of Mexican derivation.
[Sp. tourist]
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2. A tourist.
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Mon·te·zu·ma's re·venge

(mon'tě-zū'măz rě-venj')
A colloquial term for traveler's diarrhea contracted in Mexico. The most common causative organisms are enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, Shigella, and Campylobacter jejuni.
Synonym(s): turista.
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Q. What Is Travelers' Diarrhea? I wanted to know- what exactly is travelers' diarrhea?

A. Travelers' diarrhea is the most common illness affecting travelers. Travelers' diarrhea is defined as three or more unformed stools in 24 hours, commonly accompanied by abdominal cramps, nausea and bloating. Each year 20%–50% of international travelers, an estimated 10 million people, develop diarrhea, usually within the first week of traveling. It can occur due to poor sanitary conditions, usually by bacterial infection. Escherichia coli, enteroaggregative E. coli, and Shigella are the most common bacteria involved. High-risk destinations are the developing countries of Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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Damn, they were going to create all kinds of (temporary) jobs, the touristas would pay even more, and we'd all be happy.
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