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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.

More people travelling abroad are bitten by animals that may have rabies

8 March 2018

Since 2010, the number of Danes who were vaccinated abroad following possible exposure to rabies has doubled.

Free HPV vaccination for boys who feel attracted to boys

31 January 2018

As from 1 February 2018, boys who like boys can receive HPV vaccination free of charge if they are between 15 and 20 years old. The offer ends on 31 December 2018.

Twice as many received HPV vaccination in 2017 as in 2016

26 January 2018

A total of 30,974 girls initiated their course of the HPV vaccination programme in 2017 compared with 15,237 girls in 2016.

Tuberculosis incidence decreased in 2016

24 January 2018

The decrease was seen among Danes and immigrants alike, but nearly half of all tuberculosis cases had presumably become infected in Denmark.

Infectious diseases in 2017

18 January 2018

In keeping with tradition, this year’s first issue of EPI-NEWS describes important events relating to infections and vaccines from the year that has recently ended.

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