Now two years of experience with monitoring of hospital-acquired infections

24 May 2017

In the course of 2016, the national monitoring of hospital-acquired infections through the HAIBA (Hospital-Acquired Infections Database) was extended from comprising three types of hospital-acquired infections to comprising four types, as deep infections following planned total hip arthroplasty (THA) were included in 2016.

Blood donor screening 2016

17 May 2017

As previously, only a low number of donors tested positive to HIV and hepatitis B and C.

Another increase in the number of people who had gonorrhea detected in 2016

10 May 2017

The number of gonorrhoea cases keeps climbing. The increase was observed for heterosexually infected men and women, and also for men who have sex with men.

The 2016 childhood vaccination programme - Measures do work

4 May 2017

Vaccines is one of the most effective ways of preventing infectious diseases. By vaccinating against highly infectious childhood diseases like measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough, we can both prevent infections in the people vaccinated and reduce the spread of diseases in the general population.

In 2016, Denmark saw the largest whooping cough epidemic since 2002

26 April 2017

In early 2017, the incidence is once again decreasing and it seems that the epidemic has peaked.

New country classification for Zika virus

29 March 2017

The WHO, the ECDC (the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) and the US CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) have introduced a joint country classification for Zika virus infection as per 10 March 2017.

Yellow fever in Brazil

29 March 2017

The yellow fever outbreak in Brazil is still spreading to new areas that are not normally considered yellow fever risk areas.

Stable number of hepatitis C infections

22 March 2017

In 2016, Statens Serum Institut received 6 notifications of acute and 234 notifications of chronic hepatitis C. These numbers are in line with those recorded in recent years.

Measles detected in Aarhus

22 March 2017

A woman in her twenties has had measles detected at Aarhus University hospital. The woman had not received MMR vaccination as a child and in all likelihood became infected while traveling in Asia. The measles virus has not yet been typed.

SSI a leader in profiting from its discoveries

17 March 2017

SSI is the public research institution that over a ten-year period has profited the most from transfer of its own new technologies, a report from Research and Innovation reveals.


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