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65 Roses Day Cystic Fibrosis

By ugc on April 30, 2012 in

National awareness day for Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
CF is the most common life threatening recessive genetic condition affecting Australian children & young adults today.
•Approx 3,000 people living with CF in Australia. CF seriously affects breathing & digestion.
•People with CF usually need 2 hrs intensive chest physio (to help break up the mucus in their lungs so they can breathe) & up to 40 enzyme tablets (to help their digestion) every day just to survive.
•Avge life expectancy is mid 30’s, some children won’t reach adulthood.
•Approx 1 in every 2,500 babies born with CF
•No Cure Yet