VANCOUVER – The MS society estimates that 55,000-75,000 Canadians live with multiple sclerosis. Every day, three more people are diagnosed, which gives Canada one of the highest rates of MS in the world The disease occurs more often in countries located further away from the equator.
The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation first published a survey of MS rates in 2008 and Canada topped the list. Since then, the rate here has jumped another 18%.
And some of that rise in MS has unfortunately come in the Indo-Canadian community.