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.
Prevalence rate of MS per 10(5) population on June 30, 2000, for each of these groups in the order listed was 61.6, 53.7, and 27.9 for the Jewish groups and 35.3, 14.7, 10.9, and 17.3 for the non-Jewish groups. Three tiers in MS prevalence were apparent. The highest rates were in Israeli-born Jews and in Jewish immigrants from Europe/America (significantly higher in the former than the latter).