Some people carry more problematic germs (more likely to cause problems to the person with those germs) than others do.
Unfortunately, those germs can definitely be passed from one person with CF to another, possibly causing risk to the newly infected person.
Ricky and Julia have cystic fibrosis and were thus a danger to each other's well-being.
It made for powerful drama, but is it based in fact?
But they didn’t know how easily the bugs could be spread. Infection control efforts ramped up, focused primarily on Burkholderia.
It didn't take long for these computer sessions to grow into much more for Samantha and Brian. A few weeks later, Samantha suffered a similar attack and ended up in Tampa General Hospital.
Her kidneys and liver shut down and she fell into a coma.
TIL that in 1952, a French man used a contagious and deadly virus to kill rabbits on his estate.
It spread out of control, killing up to 98% of rabbits in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, and Britain.