Manor Medical Centre, 189 Kelvin Drive, Morningside Manor, Sandton. Contact Sr Carol on 011 797 6901 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Rabies
Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal.
Which areas harbour Rabies
Despite evidence that control of dog rabies through programs of animal vaccination and elimination of stray dogs can reduce the incidence of human rabies, exposure to rabid dogs is still the cause of over 90% of human exposures to rabies and of over 99% of human deaths worldwide. Because vaccines to prevent human rabies have been available for more than 100 years, most deaths from rabies occur in countries with inadequate public health resources and limited access to preventive treatment. These countries also have few diagnostic facilities and almost no rabies surveillance.
The early symptoms of rabies in people are similar to that of many other illnesses, including fever, headache, and general weakness or discomfort. As the disease progresses, more specific symptoms appear and may include insomnia, anxiety, confusion, slight or partial paralysis, excitation, hallucinations, agitation, hypersalivation (increase in saliva), difficulty swallowing, and hydrophobia (fear of water). Death usually occurs within days of the onset of these symptoms
Disease prevention includes administration of both passive antibodies, through an injection of human immune globulin and a schedule of injections with rabies vaccine. The immune globulin provides immediate protection .while the bodie’s immunity to rabies is being primed by the rabies vaccine
Recommendations for Travellers
Vaccination is recommended for all travellers who will be living or travelling in endemic areas and who maybe exposed to rabies because of their travel activities i.e. trekking, working or living in rural areas.
Some individuals may require vaccination based upon their occupation. Such occupations include vets, bat handlers, those working in animal quarantine centres and certain HM revenue and customs officers.
It is imperative to seek medical attention within 24 hours if a bite or scratch is sustained in any rabies endemic area even if pre-travel vaccination has been given.
Saliva should be thoroughly washed off with soap and water and the wound irrigated with iodine solution or alcohol. This is very effective in removing virus from the bite site, providing it is prompt and thorough. Suturing of the wound site should be avoided and tetanus vaccination should be considered.