Silver Book Fact

Every 9 minutes a new Parkinson’s case is diagnosed–60,000 cases every year.

Reference

Title
About Parkinson’s Disease
Authors
Parkinson's Action Network
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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