CF affects 1 out of every 3,000 US newborns.
6. CF affects 1 out of every 3,000 newborns in the United States of America. It is sometimes difficult to medicate and specifically diagnose CF as there are different mutation of the gene which cause different reaction within the body. Each one needs to be treated as special, and in its own unique way once identified. The treatments also differentiate depending on age, and progression of the disease.