Cystic Fibrosis

By: Natalie Costa and Ashley Gray

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disease which comes from mutated genes. The risk is biological and is most common in white people with Northern European origins. People living with this disease are children because it wears down the body and the projected age of death is the early twenties. 70,000 people have it worldwide but 30,000 live in the United States. There is a 24% chance of being born with the condition if the parents are carriers. Carriers of the mutated gene can experience no symptoms. There is no chance of contracting the disease from others since it is not contagious and most people are diagnosed with it by the age of two. The only way to prevent it is for people to be tested for the gene.

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