About Cystic Fibrosis

What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic condition that causes sticky and thick mucus to clog organs in the body, particularly the lungs and pancreas.  The nasty mucus makes breathing very difficult and, unfortunately, provides a great environment for harmful bacteria (or germs) to get stuck in the airways, which can cause inflammation and infections that lead to serious lung damage.  Mucus can also block the digestive tract and pancreas, preventing the body from getting important nutrients. In the past, people with CF died at a very early age.  With medical advancements and continued funding of research and improved care, now the predicted median age of survival for a person with CF is in the early 40s.
CF Risks
Individuals with CF have an increased risk of respiratory infections.
So everybody, please practice good hand hygiene!

To those with CF who want to Crawl, y'all know the potential risks, especially for others with CF.  Please follow the CF Foundation's infection control guidelines, be thoughtful, be careful,
​and have fun.

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