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Loss of body weight , persistent cough with blood and sputum of yellowish green colour are the symptoms of
A) Tuberculosis
B) Typhoid
C) Hepatitis-B
D) Cholera

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Hint:Phlegm is a form of mucus that your chest produces. Unless you are sick with a cold or have some other underlying medical problem, you typically do not generate noticeable amounts of phlegm. It is called sputum when you cough up phlegm.

Complete answer:
Tuberculosis ( TB) is a transmissible infection that usually affects the lungs. Other parts of your body, such as your brain and spine, can also spread. It is caused by a type of bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Tuberculosis ( TB) is a potentially severe infectious disease that affects your lungs in particular. Tuberculosis-causing bacteria are spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released through coughs and sneezes into the air.

While the bacteria that cause tuberculosis ( TB) may be in your body, your immune system can usually stop you from getting sick. For this reason, a distinction is made by doctors between:
Latent TB You have a TB infection in this condition, but the bacteria are in an inactive state in your body and do not cause symptoms. Latent TB, also called infection with inactive TB or TB, is not contagious. It can become active TB, so treatment is essential for the individual with latent TB and to help control the spread of TB.

Active TBThis condition makes you sick and can spread to others in most cases. It may occur in the first few weeks after infection, or it may occur years later, with the TB bacteria.
The symptoms and inflammation of active TB include:
-Coughing that lasts three weeks or more
-Blood Coughing Up
-Chest pain, or respiratory or coughing pain
-An unintentional loss of weight
-Sweats at Night
-Appetite Loss

Thus the correct answer is option (A) Tuberculosis.

Note:Babies are often vaccinated with the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin ( BCG) vaccine in countries where tuberculosis is more common, because it can prevent severe tuberculosis in children.