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What is MS?
- Most people with multiple sclerosis are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, although it can occur in young children and in people who are older.
- MS is not contagious, not a mental disease, and not disease of the muscles.
- Symptoms of MS vary from person to person and may be mild or severe including numbness, problems in seeing or speaking, extreme fatigue, loss of balance and coordination, and even paralysis.
- Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the
world. Every day, three people are diagnosed with MS in Canada.
- Almost twice as many women as men have multiple sclerosis.
- The effects of MS are physical, emotional, social, financial, and last a lifetime.
- The financial impact of multiple sclerosis upon the Canadian economy is in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
- The MS Society of Canada is a national voluntary organization that supports both MS research and services for people affected by multiple sclerosis.
- Research into MS is critical! There is no known cause or cure.
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