I keep hearing the numbers 300,000 to 500,000 people in the U.S. have MS, and about 2.5 million worldwide, is the estimate. Seems terribly low, and I know others on this board have mentioned under-reporting in those figures.
I also understand that Montel Williams, the host of a national talk show who was diagnosed with MS and went public in 1999, has said something about under-reporing. Indeed, his personal statement on his site says "The world needs to understand that many more people have MS than current data indicates." Someone told me he gave money to fund a study to get more accurate numbers, but I haven't seen anything on that.
Anyone have any idea which organization has the most accurate figures and what those figures are?