· Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world.
· MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada.
· Every day, three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS.
· Women are more than three times as likely to develop MS as men.
· MS can cause loss of balance, impaired speech, extreme fatigue, double vision and paralysis.
· MS was first identified and described by a French neurologist, Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, in 1868.
· We don't know what causes MS but researchers are closer to finding the answer.
· Source: www.mssociety.ca