Oct. 23, 2012
What do you make of this?
The 11 year old child tests negative for Cystic Fibrosis although he does carry the genetic mutation for the disease. Many carry the mutation (10 million) but relatively few (30,000) actually have the disease. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) Cystic Fibrosis is not contagious and experts say that he poses no heightened threat to other students yet he is being ordered to transfer to another school. His parents are taking it to court.
Boy banned from school for carrying cystic fibrosis gene
Published October 18, 2012
A California boy has been ordered to transfer to another middle school because he carries the genetic mutations for cystic fibrosis – even though his doctors and parents maintain he does not have the incurable, non-infectious disease, the San Francisco Gate reported.
Colman has never had the lung problems associated with the disease, has never required treatment and tested negative on a sweat test, which is the definitive diagnostic test, his parents, Jamy and Jennifer Chadman, said Thursday.
The Chadmans said they only disclosed his condition out of an “overabundance of caution” and tried to convince the school officials that he does not have classic cystic fibrosis and therefore is not a risk.
ABC News Oct. 19, 2012