How many are we really?

Hi everybody… a random question about the MS register. I am a UK citizen but have been resident in Italy for 20 years. I was diagnosed with MS here in 2002 and have always been treated here. So I wonder would be considered one of the 100,000 Brits with the illness or one of the 80.000 Italians? Its amazing how many people I have met recently with MS (during random everyday life activities and not in a hospital environment). My G.P, my gym teacher, a friend’s mother, my neighbor’s 18 year old cousin all have MS. The official numbers for MS in Italy just can’t be right.