Cystic fibrosis patients dating each other
It states that starting at birth, people with cystic fibrosis should maintain a distance of at least six feet from other cystic fibrosis patients and people who are sick to reduce their risk of exposure to germs—the most dangerous of which can preclude a lung transplant.
(The rule excludes people living in the same household, since they probably already share the same bacteria anyway.) “When you cough or sneeze, 90 percent of bacteria is spread in about a four-foot bubble around you.
Cystis fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening, inherited disease that causes progressive damage to organs including the lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses, and sex organs.
Affecting about 30,000 people in the United States and 70,000 people worldwide, cystic fibrosis is the most common lethal genetic disorder, says Mark Wylam, M.
This causes the fluids in the lungs and other organs to be thick and sticky, so instead of moving things along, it plugs up tubes, ducts, and passageways.
This traps germs, causing frequent, persistent infections.
These symptoms increase in frequency while the germs in the lungs become increasingly virulent and resistant to antibiotics.
And bile ducts in the liver can also become clogged, causing scarring of the liver and cirrhosis.