Is Cystic Fibrosis Contagious?

Q:
Is cystic fibrosis contagious?

A:
Cystic fibrosis can cause secretions, such as mucus and digestive juices, in the body to become thick and sticky. And the secretions may block tubes, ducts and passageways throughout the body, especially in the lungs and pancreas.

Cystic fibrosis can lead to breathing problems, lung disease, nutrition problems, digestion problems, and development problems.

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease. That is to say, one may inherit the disease from his parents. But it is not contagious. One can’t be infected by others with cystic fibrosis.

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