Rare Disease Day 2018 February 28

What is Rare Disease?

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main reason for this day is to create awareness amongst the general public and also about the impact of the rare diseases on patient’s life.


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Rare Disease Day was established in 2008 by European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS) and its Council of National Alliances. Because of the establishment of Rare Disease Day, awareness is created amongst people and are able to know about the disease they are suffering.


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Rare Disease List: This is a list of rare diseases defined in the United States where a prevalence of fewer than 200,000 cases is the primary criteria.

In some parts of the world, some diseases are considered rare but they are common such as Malaria Disease and others related to it.

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Rare Disease Awareness Ribbon: This is a partial list of awareness ribbons. The meaning behind an awareness ribbon depends on its colors and pattern. Since many advocacy groups have adopted ribbons as symbols of support or awareness, ribbons, particularly those of a single color, some colors may refer to more than one cause. Maybe some causes represented by more than one ribbon.


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