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Paul is ill and showing the following symptoms:
  1. Emaciation
  2. Bloody spitting and difficulty in breathing
  3. Long-term  cough

What could the disease potentially be?
  1. Hepatitis
  2. Dengue
  3. Cholera
  4. Tuberculosis


Solution

The correct option is D Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis is a life-threatening, infectious disease that mainly affects our lungs. It is caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculae. The bacteria grow in lungs and can cause symptoms like cough which lasts for more than 3 weeks and bloody spitting. Some other symptoms include fever, chills, appetite loss and weight loss. Emaciation refers to extreme weightloss and weakness.

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