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December 12, 2018
Ancient terraces of the Lost City in Colombia

 The “Lost City” (Ciudad Perdida in Spanish) is one of South America’s “hidden” gems, tucked away in the remote jungle of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains. If you’re adventurous and fit, the trek to get there is an experience of... Read More

December 5, 2018
Lanes blocked off for Ciclovia

Hola! This is TravelBug's Norm Bizon checking in from South America. 

We arrived on a red-eye flight in Colombia’s capital city of Bogotá after a long layover in Houston and a flight delay.  My body cried out for some sleep, but after a few cups of good Colombian coffee I was ready to go... Read More

November 30, 2018
The new shingles vaccine is very effective at preventing shingles

Today I would like to answer some of the questions I have been getting from my patients about the new Shingles vaccine, Shingrix®.

Shingrix® was approved for use in October 2017. It offers up... Read More

October 29, 2018
Get a Flu shot this season and save yourself the misery

How can you tell that Fall has arrived in Arizona? The license plates are changing color and flu season is back. Every flu season is a little different and there is a lot of confusing information out there. Today I will try to help sort out the facts and answer some common questions... Read More

April 27, 2017
U.S. Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine | Source:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that Sanofi Pasteur’s yellow fever vaccine (YF-Vax®) will be unavailable from mid-2017 to mid-2019 (latest estimate as of Oct,... Read More

April 27, 2017
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases | National Institutes of Health

As part of World Immunization Week, we're taking the time to recognize World Malaria Day, which highlights a global effort to prevent and eradicate malaria.  Malaria is a serious and often life-threatening disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Malaria affects millions of people across the... Read More

November 29, 2016
Zika virus infection remains a threat to pregnant woman traveling to endemic areas

TravelBug breaks down the Zika pandemic as it continues to spread:

In the Continental U.S.

This week The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced the state’s first locally acquired case of a person... Read More

November 12, 2016


It’s that time of the year again! The license plates are changing color in Arizona and ‘tis the season to get your flu shot.  Peak influenza activity is usually from December to March and in Arizona, usually peaks in January and February.  Every year the flu season is a... Read More