Filth disease

Related to Filth disease: fifth disease
(Med.) a disease supposed to be due to pollution of the soil or water.

See also: Filth

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Plagues bred on city's filth DISEASE GLASGOW was the victim of the Three Pestilences - the plagues of 1350, 1362 and 1381.
She died from what many then considered a filth disease spread by decaying fecal matter.
The 19th century reformers realized that unsanitary living conditions cause what they called "filth diseases", and since the 1950s, we have known that tobacco smoking causes cancer.