Statens Serum Institut’s vaccination recommendations for foreign travel have been updated

12 July 2017

Statens Serum Institut no longer recommends routine use of malaria tablets for travellers to the majority of countries/areas in Southeast Asia and Central & South America. And tuberculosis vaccination is primarily recommended for children aged up to 11-12 years of age.

Malaria imported to Denmark remains stable

6 July 2017

In 2016, a total of 101 cases of imported malaria were notified by Danish laboratories to Statens Serum Institut.

Status on the coverage of the HPV vaccination programme

28 June 2017

Considerably more HPV vaccinations are given now than in the corresponding period last year.

Early and tough influenza season 2016/17

21 June 2017

The 2016/17 influenza season started early, already before Christmas. The seasonal influenza virus in circulation (influenza A (H3N2)) is known to affect elderly people severely. The season registered the highest number of admissions with influenza detected since the 2009/10 season, and a pronounced excess mortality was seen among elderly people aged 65 years and above.

The number of notified MRSA cases in Denmark continues to increase

14 June 2017

2016 saw a total of 3,550 cases compared with 2,973 in 2015. This is the highest number of newly registered MRSA cases since mandatory notification was introduced on 1 November 2006.

The number of syphilis cases remains stable

7 June 2017

In 2016, a total of 742 cases were recorded, of which 98% were men.

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.


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