erinjenkins: What I dont understand is if neither one of us have Cepacia, we both know exactly what infections we have, we do all of our treatments and tell each other when we arent feeling well and stay away from one another when we are sick how can we make each other sicker? But because CF can affect each person so differently its impossible to know if the bugs you grow but dont give you that much trouble might cause a dramatic decline for your partner.
It is so disheartening to me that you find someone who gets you 100% and you cant be with them because you MIGHT get cross contamination. Of course the flip side of that being that it might not cause any major issues. If you feel the well documented risks are worth your life or your partners life then I dont think anyone can stop you.
Medical studies show that people with CF are at particular risk of spreading certain germs among others with the disease. In people with CF, thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs also allows germs to thrive and multiply.
This buildup makes them more susceptible to developing lung infections.
As of this week, the roughly 4,000 CF patients across the country, their families and friends have a new way to connect.
Laura Seed, manager of the Pulmonary Function and Sleep Laboratory administers a breathing test to Juliana Eberschlag, 9.
A new online web portal launched by Cystic Fibrosis Canada allows patients and their families to meet virtually.
When there is more than one person with CF in your school, it is essential that they be kept a minimum of 6 feet (2 meters) apart from each other.
Germs can spread as far as 6 feet through droplets released in the air when people cough or sneeze.