After increasing for many years, the chlamydia curve is finally dipping, slightly

3 October 2018

Recent numbers from Statens Serum Institut reveal that fewer persons had chlamydia detected in 2017 than in the previous year, even though more people were tested in 2016. But the numbers need to be interpreted with caution, according to researchers.

CPO bacteria are now notifiable

24 September 2018

In recent years, the occurrence of CPO bacteria has followed a continually increasing trend. Therefore, the Danish Health Authority has now added CPOs to the list of notifiable bacteria.

Screening of pregnant women is a success

23 August 2018

Following the introduction of screening of pregnant women for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B, hardly any children in Denmark are born with any of these conditions.

Many cases of West Nile Fever in Central and South Europe in the summer of 2018

23 August 2018

The ECDC, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, has reported an unusually high number of local cases of West Nile Fever in several countries in Central and South Europe during the summer of 2018. Travellers to the affected areas are advised to protect themselves against mosquito bites, and clinicians should consider the diagnosis in returning travellers with febrile illness.

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.


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