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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

June 1, 2016
Mountain biking has significant health benefits. Read more from travel clinic Travelbug Health

Over the last few decades, mountain biking has remained a popular outdoor recreational activity. According to the Outdoor Industry Foundation, nearly 40 million people mountain bike every year in the U.S.

As public health concerns including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are on the... Read More

May 6, 2016
The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

What to know before traveling to the Summer Olympics

In August, the world will gather to witness the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee predicts a half a million tourists will visit Brazil for the Olympic Games; a first for the... Read More

February 2, 2016
Countries with cases of Zika virus in the Americas - from the WHO

Zika virus is rapidly spreading throughout the Americas, and yesterday the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The WHO alert places Zika in the same category of concern as Ebola.  Margaret Chan, the Director General of the WHO,... Read More

January 25, 2016
Countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission (from the CDC)

On January 15, 2016 the CDC issued a travel advisory cautioning woman who are pregnant (or planning to become pregnant) to avoid travel to 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean currently experiencing an outbreak of Zika virus. The threat of Zika is... Read More

January 19, 2016
Pregnancy increases the risk of traveling

Another mosquito-transmitted disease was all over the news this week.

The CDC has issued a travel alert cautioning people about traveling to 14 countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean where Zika... Read More

January 12, 2016
Mosquitoes Bring Dengue to Paradise

Nothing demonstrates the importance of tropical medicine more than having a loved one, patient, or yourself, fall ill while on vacation. I recently received a frantic email from one of my patients vacationing in Hawaii. During her time on the island, she fell violently ill and was later... Read More