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Infection Prevention and Control

People with cystic fibrosis (CF) are at greater risk of getting lung infections because thick, sticky mucus builds up in their lungs, allowing germs to thrive and multiply. CF lung infections, caused mostly by bacteria, remain a serious and chronic problem for many living with the disease.

The Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for CF provide recommendations for people with CF, their families and caregivers to help reduce the spread of germs in the clinic and hospital setting, as well as in everyday life.

Read the full Guidelines:

Get tips on key recommendations in the Guidelines. 

  • People with CF in Health Care Settings 
  • People with CF in Everyday Day Life 
  • Health Care Providers in Clinics and Hospitals

Read Frequently Asked Questions about the Guidelines.

The health and well-being of people with CF is the primary concern of the CF Foundation — it is at the heart of all we do. To promote the health and safety of people with CF, the Foundation has an Infection Prevention and Control policy for all CF Foundation events, meetings and offices.

For basics on germs and CF, Get Germ Smart.

Watch webcasts with experts on infection prevention and control and CF care.

Learn more about infection prevention and control at school.

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Updated: 8/14/2014

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