The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation estimates that more than 400,000 people in the United States and about 2.5 million people around the world have MS. About 200 new cases are diagnosed each week in the United States. Rates of MS are higher farther from the equator.. The incidence of MS is also higher in colder climates. People of Northern European have the highest risk of MS. The lowest risk appears to be among Native Americans, Africans, and Asians.
Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 100,000 Canadians living with the disease. it is most often diagnosed in young adults aged 15 to 40 with the disease.