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Counterpoint: Does the Risk of Cross Infection Warrant Exclusion of Adults with Cystic Fibrosis from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Events? NoRisk of Cystic Fibrosis Cross Infection? No

Steven L. Shepherd, MPH; Eric J. Goodrich, MD; Julie Desch, MD; Paul M. Quinton, PhD
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From the School of Medicine (Dr Goodrich) and Department of Pediatrics (Dr Quinton), University of California, San Diego. Mr Shepherd and Dr Desch do not have any professional affiliations.

Correspondence to: Steven L. Shepherd, MPH; e-mail: steveshepherd@cox.net


Financial/nonfinancial disclosures: The authors have reported to CHEST the following conflicts of interest: Dr Quinton’s laboratory research is supported by grant funds from Cystic Fibrosis based non-profit organizations. Mr Shepherd and Drs Goodrich and Desch have reported that no potential conflicts of interest exist with any companies/organizations whose products or services may be discussed in this article.

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Chest. 2014;145(4):680-683. doi:10.1378/chest.13-2406
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In 2011, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CF Foundation) assembled an infection prevention and control committee to update the CF Foundation’s 2003 Infection Control Recommendations for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis.1 In March 2013, acting on a recommendation made orally by committee members and included in the written draft guideline circulated later (Infection Prevention and Control Committee, CF Foundation, written communication, May 19, 2013), the CF Foundation announced a new policy2:

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