Importerede sygdomme

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In Denmark, about one third of notifiable diseases are imported, but these have had only a limited spread within the Danish community. For example, imported strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis remain confined to the immigrant population, and the high prevalence of chronic hepatitis B among certain groups of immigrants has not resulted in a general increase in the incidence of hepatitis B. Exceptions are imported cases of hepatitis A in children, which have resulted in outbreaks in the indigenous Danish population, and the import of drug-resistant bacteria, which often pose a serious challenge to hospital hygiene.
Udgivelsesdato: 2005-Oct-24
Translated title of the contributionImported diseases
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for læger
Issue number43
Pages (from-to)4072-6
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Bibliographical note

Keywords: Adult; Child; Communicable Disease Control; Denmark; Diarrhea; Disease Notification; Disease Outbreaks; Drug Resistance, Microbial; Emigration and Immigration; Gastroenteritis; HIV Infections; Hepatitis, Viral, Human; Humans; Incidence; Prevalence; Travel; Tuberculosis

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