Archive for March 26th, 2012

Purple Day: The Global Day of Epilepsy Awareness

Monday, March 26th, 2012

March 26, is the international day to raise awareness and inform about epilepsy. In Guatemala, we make an effort to bring reliable information, the Purple Day Guatemala project can be found here.

Some quick facts:

  • Seizures are not isolated cases, more than 50 million people worldwide suffer from it.
  • You can speak freely of the subject. It is important that the people around you (work, studies) know.
  • Epilepsy is not contagious, except for cases due to infectious diseases.
  • It is a treatable and manageable. Consult your doctor for proper treatment.

For more information, the translated version to english… y en español.