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Friday, July 25, 2014
People with CF Together
Why can’t people with CF be together in the same room/place?
People with CF all carry germs, all of the time, in their airways-both lung and sinuses. However, not all people carry around the same germs. Some people carry more problematic germs (more likely to cause problems to the person with those germs) than others do. Unfortunately, those germs can definitely be passed from one person with CF to another, possibly causing risk to the newly infected person. So, we ask that people with CF avoid close contact with others with CF, unless they are family members.
John S Heintz, MD
Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University