Low plasma levels of omega-3 fatty acids associated with preterm birth

3 August 2018

Pregnant women with the lowest plasma levels of long chain omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids - the kind found in fish oil - were at 10 times increased risk of early preterm birth when compared with pregnant women with the highest levels.

The 2017/18 influenza season was a very unusual one

20 June 2018

The season was very prolonged and characterised by a high number of influenza cases, among which influenza B was dominant.

The European pertussis meeting will be held at SSI in September 2018

8 May 2018

For the third time, SSI will host the annual European pertussis meeting, EUPertstrain/EUPertgenomics.

Confidence regained. Childhood vaccination is once again a popular offer

25 April 2018

In 2017, the coverage of all vaccines in the childhood vaccination programme rose. For several vaccines, the increase was quite substantial.

Whooping cough returned to its normal level in 2017

25 April 2018

Whooping cough still occurs, particularly among small children, unvaccinated infants and older school children. Furthermore, there is a peak among adults aged 35-50 years of age.

Free measles vaccination for non-immune adults

12 April 2018

On 1 April 2018, an offer of free measles vaccination for adults was introduced. You are covered by the offer if you have not previously received measles vaccination or had measles – because if that is the case, you are immune and therefore already protected. You can be vaccinated free of charge at your GP or at a private vaccination clinic.

Measles in Copenhagen

11 April 2018

A 6-month-old child living in Copenhagen has tested positive for measles.

Acute and chronic hepatitis C in Denmark, 2018

11 April 2018

The number of hepatitis C cases notified in Denmark is decreasing.

SSI receives EUR 13.8 million grant from EDCTP to test new tuberculosis (TB) vaccine

21 March 2018

Statens Serum Institut (SSI) in Copenhagen Denmark has been granted a sum of EUR 13.8 million from the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership (EDCTP). The grant will finance the trial of a new and promising TB vaccine developed by SSI in South Africa and Tanzania.

Swift investigation of hepatitis A outbreak facilitated withdrawal of dates

20 March 2018

The disease outbreak now counts 27 patients who have been affected by infectious inflammation of the liver caused by hepatitis A virus. The investigation clearly indicates that the source of infection is Iranian dates.


Search in news:


Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
News editor Kåre Mølbak

Tel. 3268 3038