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COVID-19 and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Essential Updates

Posted on August 04, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MyMSTeam will provide summaries and links to articles of importance to people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). This page will be updated with information as it becomes available.

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MS Treatments and COVID-19: What to Discuss With Your Neurologist

MyMSTeam, August 4, 2020

  • According to Dr. Aaron Boster of the The Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis, people with MS are not at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. It is important to practice social distancing and frequent hand-washing, and to wear a mask in public.
  • Some MS treatments may suppress the immune system and put people at risk for a more serious infection, if they contract COVID-19. Talk with your doctor about the best course of treatment for you.
  • It is crucial to stay in communication with your neurologist during this time. Be sure to contact your doctor before starting or stopping any new treatments, if you experience an MS flare-up or a treatment delay, and if you test positive for COVID-19.

What MyMSTeam Members Are Saying

"Anyone had COVID-19?"

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MS Treatments and COVID-19: What to Discuss With Your Neurologist

How to Talk to Friends and Family About Physical Distancing

MyMSTeam, March 20, 2020

Key Takeaways

  • Remind loved ones of the seriousness of your situation. According to research in China, people who had one additional disease had a 79 percent higher risk of requiring intensive care, needing a respirator, or dying as a result of COVID-19.
  • If there are others in your circle who take the threat seriously, ask them to talk to your loved one on your behalf.
  • Suggest ways to stay socially connected from a safe distance.

What MyMSTeam Members Are Saying

"Interesting being secluded from humanity, but we'll get through it. I'm really enjoying time to hang out with my granddaughter."

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Canceling Is Kindness: Keeping Safe From COVID-19 With Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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