Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis or MS is a disease that affects the brain, nerves and spinal cord. It often disables the central nervous system and causes the affected person to be paralyzed or lose control of their limbs. MS was first discovered in 1868 by Jean Martin Charcot. Currently about 400,000 people in the U.S. have MS, and about 2.5 million people in the world have it.
MS is not spread from person to person, but could be genetic. It is not known where it came from or how to cure it but there is treatment to slow down the disease.