Manor Medical Centre, 189 Kelvin Drive, Morningside Manor, Sandton. Contact Sr Carol on 011 797 6901 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Manor Medical Travel & Immunisation Clinic is part of a sophisticated multi-disciplinary medical centre. Established in 1998, the travel clinic is situated at The Manor Medical Centre in Morningside Manor, Sandton. Sister Carol Van Niekerk has specialised in travel medicine for 17 years and is able to assist with malaria medication and travel vaccines.
The clinic is fully accredited for all vaccines required by the Department of Health, has a dispensing licence and is a registered member of The South African Society of Travel Medicine (SASTM).
The clinic specialises in providing preventive medical care together with up-to-date destination specific medical information. We pride ourselves on providing high quality and affordable health care and advice. Our highly skilled and experienced clinic staff offer their own unique brand of quality care.
Monday to Thursday: 6:00am – 3:00pm
Friday: 6:00am – 2:00pm
The modern traveller faces numerous PREVENTABLE medical threats whilst away from home. Manor Medical Travel & Immunisation Clinic specialises in the provision of all travel related medical advice and care for both holiday makers and corporate travellers. The clinic services are available either at the clinic or in the comfort of your offices by special arrangement.
- Travel Health advisory services
- Pre-Travel health assessments
- Vaccinations & Inoculations
- Yellow Fever certificates
- Advice regarding the prevention of malaria & provision of malaria prophylaxis
Mobile Clinic Services.
We come to you!
Designed especially with the busy corporate traveller in mind – Manor Medical Travel & Immunization Clinic is available as a mobile service.
For your convenience, we are able to offer a full range of travel clinic services within the comfort of your offices.
This service is available Monday to Friday by special arrangement.
Contact Sr Carol on 011 797 6901 or email@example.com
What is Meningitis
Meningococcal meningitis is a bacterial form of meningitis, a serious infection of the meninges that affects the brain membrane. It can cause severe brain damage and is fatal in 50% of cases if untreated.
The meningitis belt of sub-Saharan Africa, stretching from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east, has the highest rates of the disease.
The bacteria are transmitted from person-to-person through droplets of respiratory or throat secretions from carriers. Close and prolonged contact – such as kissing, sneezing or coughing on someone, or living in close quarters (such as a dormitory, sharing eating or drinking utensils) with an infected person (a carrier) – facilitates the spread of the disease. The average incubation period is four days, but can range between two and 10 days.
The most common symptoms are a stiff neck, high fever, sensitivity to light, confusion, headaches and vomiting. Even when the disease is diagnosed early and adequate treatment is started, 5% to 10% of patients die, typically within 24 to 48 hours after the onset of symptoms. Bacterial meningitis may result in brain damage, hearing loss or a learning disability in 10% to 20% of survivors. A less common but even more severe (often fatal) form of meningococcal disease is meningococcal septicaemia, which is characterized by a haemorrhagic rash and rapid circulatory collapse.
- Meningococcal disease is potentially fatal and should always be viewed as a medical emergency.
- Appropriate antibiotic treatment must be started early in the course of the disease.
- Close contacts of the person diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis should receive one dose of Ciprofloxacin.
There are three types of vaccines available.