Fact file

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Ire­land’s most com­mon life-threat­en­ing in­her­ited dis­ease (af­fects 1,200 peo­ple), CF’s a ge­netic dis­or­der.

Our preva­lence is three times av­er­age rate else­where in EU.

We have some of the most se­vere types of CF.

About one in 19 carry CF gene; if both par­ents are car­ri­ers there’s one in four chance of child be­ing born with it.

CF af­fects reg­u­la­tion of ab­sorp­tion and se­cre­tion of salt and wa­ter in the body.

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