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Can you catch epilepsy from someone who has it?


No. It’s not like a spread disease like coughing or germs. If it was like that then you could catch it, but its in your brain, it controls your brain, so any way it can’t just like pop out of your head and storm into someone else’s brain, no way can that happen, it just happens to one person.


Seizures aren’t contagious. They are like lighting in the brain.


» What is a seizure?

» How has epilepsy impacted your life?

» Have you ever had a seizure at school?

» How will you handle epilepsy when you go away to college?

» Should you tell people you have epilepsy?

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