According to various sources, it is estimated that over 1800-2000 people with cystic fibrosis live in Poland. Some analyses indicate that this number may be higher and may even reach 3 thousand patients.
In countries that have newborn screening for cystic fibrosis (CF), CF is most often diagnosed in the neonatal period or diagnosed by age 2. In countries without widespread newborn screening for this disease, cystic fibrosis is often detected in childhood, in adolescents and adults.
No. It’s not contagious, so you can’t catch CF from another person with Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis occurs only in people who have received a defective CFTR gene (with mutations) from both parents.