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How many people get Bell's palsy?

The viruses that cause Bell's palsy are much more common than Bell's palsy itself is. Only 23 out of 100,000 people, or 0.023 percent of the population, develop Bell's palsy. People who develop Bell's palsy are usually between the ages of 15 and 60.

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