Substantial increase in the number of legionella cases

15 November 2017

In 2016, the occurrence followed a slightly decreasing trend compared with 2015, but in 2017, up to and including August, a considerable increase was seen, particularly among people infected in Denmark

Sweden and Finland are more successful in the fight against tuberculosis than Denmark

9 November 2017

The number of tuberculosis cases among Swedish and Finnish indigenous citizens falls faster than in Denmark shows a new Nordic survey.

Monitoring of antimicrobial consumption and resistance has never been more important

8 November 2017

As from 1996, the Danish monitoring of antimicrobial consumption and development of resistance in animals, humans and foods has provided the scientific basis for identifying and supporting measures to fight antimicrobial resistance. DTU Food, DTU Vet and Statens Serum Institut are the partners behind the DANMAP monitoring programme. The programme was the first of its kind worldwide and is frequently presented abroad as an example to follow.

Shortage of vaccines against hepatitis A

2 November 2017

Several European countries are currently experiencing a shortage in particular of monovaccines for protection against hepatitis A, for children as well as for adults.

Novel HPV vaccine in the childhood vaccination programme as from 1 November 2017

2 November 2017

As previously mentioned, all girls who initiate HPV vaccination under the childhood vaccination programme as from 1 November 2017 are vaccinated using the HPV vaccine Gardasil®9

Pneumococcal vaccination has reduced the number of serious infections in both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons

20 October 2017

As from 1 October 2007, Danish toddlers have been offered vaccination against pneumococcal infection as part of the childhood vaccination programme. Since then, the number of serious infections such as meningitis and blood poisoning has dropped considerably. The decrease is seen in children below 2 years of age and in elderly people aged more than 65 years, who are also a typical component of the risk group.

After a dramatic decline in HPV vaccination coverage, it now seems that the trend is reversing

20 October 2017

A sharp increase was observed in the number of young women who received their initial vaccine in the HPV programme in the period from September 2016 to August 2017, which is the most recent month included in this report. About 2,500 initiated their HPV vaccination course in August 2017.

Still only a few cases of infection with TBE virus in Denmark

11 October 2017

In the 2013-2016 period, no infection with TBE virus has been observed in Denmark, except for the few cases having contracted the infection on the island of Bornholm.

Novel HPV vaccine in the childhood vaccination programme

4 October 2017

As part of the Danish childhood vaccination programme, 12-year-old girls will now be offered an HPV vaccine that covers more types of HPV than previously.

Time for influenza vaccination

28 September 2017

1 October marks the beginning of the influenza season and the start of the free influenza vaccination offer to select persons.


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