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
Travellers’ diarrhoea can be caused by many different organisms including bacteria, such as E. coli and Salmonella, parasites such as Giardia, and viruses such as norovirus. All these organisms are spread through the faecal/oral route (eating/drinking contaminated food/water or contact between the mouth and dirty hands, cups, plates etc).
Remember loose motions can also result from a change in diet including, for example, spicy or oily foods.
Travellers to resource-limited areas should drink bottled water,carbonated being the best, avoid ice unless made from ‘safe water’. Clean teeth with bottled water and keep your mouth closed while showering! Water can be disinfected by boiling, filtering , adding chlorine or iodine.
Food should be piping hot, thoroughly cooked, processed, packaged or peeled.
- The priority in treatment is preventing dehydration especially in young children.
- Clear fluids such as diluted fruit juices or ideally specially prepared oral rehydrating solutions such as Rehydrate (bought at the pharmacy) should be drunk liberally. All rehydrating drinks must be prepared with safe water.
For mild/moderate diarrhoea only.
- Overuse can cause rebound constipation.
- Do not use if there is blood/mucous in stool and/or high fever or severe abdominal pain. These symptoms suggest invasive diarrhoea (dysentery): antidiarrhoeal agents increase the risk of complications such as septicaemia. Medical attention must be sought!
The majority of cases of travellers’ diarrhoea will resolve within 3-5 days with rehydration only.
However, Travellers diarrhea can be treated empirically with floroquinalones or azithromycin for 1-3 days and response rates are high. Azithromycin is particularly attractive for use in women of child bearing age, children and fot travellersd to Asia where fluoroquinalones-resistant organisms are common.. Antibiotics should improve diarrhoea within 1–2 days.
Antibiotics are effective against bacteria, the cause of most cases of travellers’ diarrhoea. They will not improve diarrhoea due to other causes.
Marked vomiting, fever, pain, bleeding or dehydration requires hospital referral so that intravenous fluids can be administered.