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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.

Increase in hospital admissions for infections following simultaneous vaccination with MMR and DTaP-IPV-Hib among Danish children

14 November 2016

New research from CVIVA shows that Danish children, who have received the live MMR vaccine together with the non-live DTaP-IPV-Hib vaccine, are admitted to hospital with infections more frequently than Danish children who have received the MMR vaccine alone as recommended.

New technique reveals interesting patterns of infection of tuberculosis in East Greenland

26 September 2016

Statens Serum Institut has participated in a study that describes an outbreak of tuberculosis in East Greenland. Using whole-genome sequencing, the research group examined all Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from the area. The results have just been published in Scientific Reports.

Morbidity before HPV vaccination is different for women with and without presumed adverse reactions to the vaccine

13 September 2016

Many women with perceived severe adverse reactions to the HPV vaccination showed symptoms before the first vaccination.

The risk of getting blood poisoning from Staphylococci may be found in our genes

7 July 2016

Statens Serum Institut has contributed to the first study that demonstrates that first-degree relatives of people who have been hospitalized with staphylococcal* sepsis (blood poisoning), have up to five times greater risk of getting the disease compared to the Danish population in general - but what causes this increased risk?

Large Grant to Research on Bacteria in the Nose

1 July 2016

Every other one of us carries the staphylococcus bacterium in our nose. But why don’t the other half? The theory is other bacteria in the nose defeat the staphylococcus bacterium —but which bacteria? Researchers from Statens Serum Institut, along with others, received a large grant of 25 million Danish kroner from the American National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NAID) to investigate this question.

Prepregnancy diabetes increases risk of congenital heart disease in offspring

7 June 2016

A new Danish study reports that mothers with prepregnancy diabetes have a 4-fold increased risk of giving birth to a child with congenital heart disease (CHD). Improved diabetes treatment does not seem to changed the CHD prevalence.

No association between fluoroquinolone antibiotics and risk of arrhythmia

29 February 2016

A bi-nationwide study from Denmark and Sweden including 900.000 patients can not confirm a suspected increased risk of arrhythmia in patients treated for infections with fluoroquinolone antibiotics

Association between treatment against fungal infection and increased risk of miscarriage

5 January 2016

According to a new register-based study from Statens Serum Institut, published in the prestigious scientific journal JAMA, pregnant women who are treated with an oral anti-fungal drug experience miscarriages more frequently than untreated pregnant women.

Danish researchers discover genetic causes of febrile seizures

26 October 2014

Febrile seizures represent a recognized serious adverse event following measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination. Researchers from Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen have now identified two genetic loci distinctly associated with MMR-related febrile seizures. Furthermore, they identified four additional loci associated with febrile seizures in general and independently of MMR vaccination.

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