summer complaint

summer complaint

noun
an acute condition of diarrhea, occurring during the hot summer months chiefly in infants and children, caused by bacterial contamination of food and associated with poor hygiene.
Also called summer diarrhea.


Origin:
1840–50, Americanism

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