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Hi, Sort of a specific question for me but hopefully can help someone in the future: I will be travelling to Tanzania in January and will be unable to get my yellow fever shot because of my MS. I am in the middle of my Saba application and have taken a break until I find out whether I will be able to enter. I have been told that yellow fever is not an entry requirement, but online it says that I is depending on where you are coming from. Although I will not be coming from Tanzania, I will have been there within the last year. Does anyone have any input on my issue? Also, if it is an issue does anyone know if there is any way I can get around it? Thanks!
Hello everyone, I am a student occupational therapist who will soon be starting a scholarly paper based on the scenario posted below, and I am wondering if anyone might have any suggestions as to possible assessments and interventions (based in explicit theory), or perhaps know of any clinical contacts. Thanks in advance. Susan is a 17 year old girl who was diagnosed at age 15 with multiple sclerosis. She had her first exacerbation 6 months ago and has made minimal progress since that time. She is ambulatory; however, she presents with an ataxic gait. Her standing balance is poor and she fatigues easily. Susan has an intention tremor, predominantly on the right side. She has a great deal of difficulty performing functional activities with her right hand. She is unable to write with a pen or pencil but can access and use a keyboard quite well with her left hand. She is able to perform some bilateral skills, if she uses her right hand as a stabilizer. She also has double vision which is corrected with glasses. Susan lives with her parents. Her family is Greek is very involved in the Greek community. Susan’s mother assists her with dressing, personal hygiene and drives her to and from school. Her mother has back problems, however, and has been unable to attend her own physical therapy appointments due to her desire to be available for Susan. Susan is in a two storey high school. An educational assistant who is assigned to other students provides some informal support. As this does not meet all of Susan’s educational and physical assistance needs, her mother comes in to the school at lunchtime to help her with lunch and going to the washroom. You receive this referral as an OT working in School Health Support Services.