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May 28th is World MS Day

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World MS Day is the MS movement's annual campaign to raise awareness of the condition, and to support and connect the 2.3 million people living with it worldwide.

About World MS Day

World MS Day (WMSD) has been established by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) and its member MS societies for any
individual, group or organization to work together to raise awareness of MS.
World MS Day is the only global awareness raising campaign for MS. Every year, the MS movement comes together to provide the public with information about MS and to raise awareness on how it affects the lives of more than two million people around the world.
Since its inception in 2009, World MS Day has grown from strength to strength, reaching hundreds of thousands of people in more than 67 countries worldwide and continuing to grow every year.

What is MS?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders and causes of disability in young adults. It is found in every country in the world where epidemiological data exists. It affects an estimated 2.3 million people worldwide, although it is likely that many hundreds of thousands more remain undiagnosed*. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 31, with around twice as many women as men diagnosed. It is not yet known what causes the disease, and as yet there is no cure.

The severity of the course of MS as well as the symptoms can vary widely among individuals. These can include blurred vision, weak limbs, tingling sensations, unsteadiness and fatigue. For some people, MS is characterized by periods of relapse and remission, while for others it has a progressive pattern. Some people may feel and seem healthy for many years following diagnosis, while others may become debilitated very quickly. For everyone, MS makes life unpredictable.


To learn more, visit:

http://worldmsday.msif.org/en#home
 

*This data is from MSIF's World Health organization supported Atlas of MS. The global estimate of the numbers of people affected with MS is reported at 1.3 million in the 93 countries for which there is data, plus a population-based estimate for the countries with no data. For more information visit http://www.atlasofms.org/



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