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For any media enquiries, please contact Karen Furnivall, Communications Manager on 07 3435 5000 or 1300 852 853 (Regional Queensland) or email pr@epilepsyqueensland.com.au.

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2020 Media Releases

REPORT FINDS ANNUAL COST OF EPILEPSY IN 2019/20 WILL BE $12.3B
 
International Epilepsy Day
 
The report, launched on International Epilepsy Day February 10, shows that in 2019-20, there will be an estimated 142,740 people living with active epilepsy in Australia, costing a total of $12.3 billion. The lifetime costs for the estimated 14,603 new cases per year is $22.2 billion. Epilepsy doesn’t discriminate, being prevalent across gender, age and location.
 
Epilepsy Queensland believes that the psychological and social impacts of epilepsy are as important as the economic burden.