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An inherited condition where mucus blocks the lungs making it difficult to breathe and problems with the digestive system.

In the UK cystic fibrosis is usually picked up during a scanning test. 1 in 2,500 babies are born with the illness.

In some cases the lungs may eventually stop working properly.

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