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How Can You Lower the Risk of Cross-Infection?


The latest medical data show that people with CF can spread and get particularly dangerous germs from each other, which can lead to worse symptoms and speed decline in lung function.

To reduce the risk of spreading or getting germs, it is recommended that people who have CF keep at least 6 feet away from others with CF and from people who are sick.

It is also recommended that people with CF who do not live together avoid activities that put them in close physical contact with others with CF, including:

  • Shaking hands, hugging or kissing
  • Sharing common objects like pens, toys and computers
  • Being together in enclosed or poorly ventilated places like cars

See Tip Sheets for more ways to guard against germs.

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