Cystic fibrosis: what hope for suffers?

Passionate articles in the Irish Times by a young victim of cystic fibrosis have focused the attention of the public – and government – on the difficulties in battling the fatal disease in Ireland.

19th January, 2008

Passionate articles in the Irish Times by a young victim of cystic fibrosis have focused the attention of the public – and government – on the difficulties in battling the fatal disease in Ireland.

Thirty people with cystic fibrosis died in the Republic in 2007, the highest number for years. The eldest was 38, the youngest three months.

Two of them, in their early 20s, died in late December. In the closely knit community of 1,200 cystic...

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