Epilepsy

Enhanced Epilepsy Surveillance and Awareness Encouraged in the Age of Zika

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-04-19

An article from JAMA Neurology, examines recent studies indicating that epilepsy and seizures have been reported in some infants with congenital Zika virus infection. Seizure symptoms are difficult to recognize in infants and young children, leading to the misdiagnosis or underreporting of cases of Zika virus-associated epilepsy.

CDC FOA Opportunity: Improving Surveillance and Prevention of Epilepsy Burden in US Communities Grant

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-12-22

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a funding announcement opportunity, "Improving Surveillance and Prevention of Epilepsy Burden in US Communities Grant." The purpose of this FOA is to use standardized definitions and methods to assess epilepsy burden to expand the knowledge of: 1) the prevalence and/or incidence of epilepsy among vari

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