Vaccines against tuberculosis and smallpox may reduce overall mortality

6 July 2016

What if we affected health negatively when we phased out the two vaccines against smallpox and tuberculosis in the 1970s and 1980s in Denmark? Studies on non-specific effects of vaccines indicate that such live attenuated vaccines may reduce morbidity and mortality – not related to the vaccine-targeted diseases - through epigenetic changes of the innate immune system.

Evaluation of the effect of vaccines on overall health in Danish children

19 May 2016

The first results from Signe Sørups Postdoc studies on Danish children show that oral polio vaccine is associated with lower rate of admissions with infections.

Debate about the evidence base for the current timing of childhood vaccinations

12 May 2016

Following the publication of the paper “Is the timing of recommended childhood vaccines evidence based?” in the BMJ (see http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i867), scientists and public health practitioners have debated to which extend the whether the current timing of vaccine is based. Follow the debate on BMJ.com and see Ane Fisker’s letter “The question should be whether the timing of vaccination optimises the impact on child health” on (http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmj.i1713).

Majority of articles from TSAP study now published in CID

3 May 2016

Morten Bjerregaard-Andersen is pleased to announce that most of the articles concerning The Typhoid Fever Surveillance in Africa Program (TSAP) have been published in Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID).

Today 16.00 - Four short talks about childrens health - one on vaccines!

28 April 2016

One of the four lectures today is Andreas Rieckmann from CVIVA/Bandim.

He will give the presentation: ”Positive bivirkninger af vaccinerne mod tuberkulose og kopper”

Place: Copenhagen City Hall

Registration on email: 

NB. The four talks are all in Danish.

Read more in their invitation here.


Possible negative effects of new malaria vaccine for girls

28 April 2016

The RTS,S vaccine is modestly effective at reducing clinical malaria in children and was recently approved by EMA. However, the subsequent release of the overall mortality data worryingly show that the vaccine is associated with increased overall mortality for girls.

Tonight in Copenhagen - Peter Aaby gives a talk in Dansk Medicinsk-historisk Selskab

16 March 2016

"Lessons for the past and for the future? En gentolkning af infektioner og vaccinationer"

Time: 16 March 19.30
Place: Auditoriet, Kirurgisk Akademi, Medicinsk Museion, Bredgade 62

The presentation is in Danish!

Sanne Jespersen awarded for her scientific achievements in HIV treatment

24 February 2016

The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) has selected Dr Sanne Jespersen for one of the Young Investigator Awards for Research in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases for 2016.

Bandim Health Project receives considerable funding to detect tuberculosis in Africa using the Bandim TBscore

22 February 2016

Christian Wejse has conducted major research on tuberculosis at the Bandim Health Project in Guinea Bissau for several years. He has developed the Bandim TBscore – a simple tool that can describe disease severity in tuberculosis patients and may also help doctors determine who should be screened for TB.