Cystic Fibrosis & B. Cepacia

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People with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), may develop chronic infection of their lungs by a variety of different bacteria. Some people with cystic fibrosis become infected by a drug resistant bacteria, Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), which can occasionally be spread from person to person or object to person. This is of great concern because of the limited number of antibiotics available to fight this bacteria. This handout is designed to educate you about what you can do to avoid contracting or spreading B. cepacia.

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