Educating the public about epilepsy can be a few tweets away.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes recurrent and unprovoked seizures—”electrical storms” in the brain. It may be related to a brain injury or a family history of seizures, but often the cause is unknown.
To help you get the word out, the Epilepsy Foundation offers these tweet-size numbers for sharing in November, which is Epilepsy Awareness Month:
- 65 million people around the world have epilepsy.
- 3 million people in the United States have epilepsy.
- One in 26 people in the U.S. will develop epilepsy at some point.
- 150,000 new cases of epilepsy in the United States each year.
- One-third of people with epilepsy live with uncontrollable seizures, because no available treatment works for them.
- Six in 10 people suffer from epilepsy with an unknown cause.