This article is from the Epilepsy FAQ, by Andrew Patrick (email@example.com) with numerous contributions by others.
Epilepsy is in no way contagious. No one can get the disorder by
talking to, kissing, or touching somebody with Epilepsy. Epilepsy can
only be transmitted through hereditary transfer. Epilepsy that runs in
families suggests an underlying metabolic or genetic etiology, and this
is the least common of all Epilepsy causes.