Every year on the last Wednesday of May, many countries around the world celebrate World Multiple Sclerosis Day or World Multiple Sclerosis Day.
It was established in 2009 at the initiative of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies to disseminate information about this disease, its prevention and treatment, as well as to consolidate the efforts of national and regional organizations within the Global Movement Against Multiple Sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. This is one of the most severe diseases of the central nervous system, leading to disability. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are varied and numerous, among the most common are blurred vision, muscle weakness, problems with coordination or memory, and chronic fatigue. Moreover, they either increase gradually, or appear paroxysmal.