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Today is National Epilepsy Day

 

  • Epilepsy is a chronic non-communicable disease of the brain that affects around 50 million people worldwide. 
  • It is characterized by recurrent seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement that may involve a part of the body or the entire body and are sometimes accompanied by loss of consciousness and control of bowel or bladder function. 
  • Nearly 80% of people with epilepsy live in low and middle-income countries.