It is a disease of the central nervous system.The symptoms of this disease is myelin (fatty insulating sheathes protecting nerve fibres) becomes damaged and scarred. It affects a person's motor, sensory and even cognitive functions. The causes of Multiple sclerosis are genetic and environmental factors. The impact and symptoms of Multiple sclerosis depends on a person's ability to participate in everyday activities different from person to person.
Multiple Sclerosis was identified as the underlying cause of a very small number of deaths (32 males and 100 females) registered in Australia in 2010. MS was also reported as an associated (multiple) cause of 237 registered deaths (62 males and 175 females) in that year.