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Uspecifikke effekter af vaccination i Danmark

Christine Stabell Benn1, 2, Peter Aaby2, 3 & Signe Sørup1, 4 1) Bandim
Health Project,
Statens Serum Institut2) Odense Patient data Explorative Network, Klinisk Institut, Odense Universitetshospital 3) Bandim Health Project, Guinea-Bissau4) Klinisk Epidemiologisk Afdeling, Health, Aarhus Universitet

Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V07180467
Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V07180467
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Christine Stabell Benn, Peter Aaby & Signe Sørup:

Non-specific effects of vaccination in Denmark

Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V07180467

Studies from low-income countries show, that vaccines may have effects on overall mortality, so-called non-specific effects, which cannot be explained by the effect on the targeted infection. We investigated if vaccines have non-specific effects on infectious disease morbidity in Denmark, and we found beneficial non-specific effects of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, which have now been confirmed in other high-income settings. Danish investment in research in low-income countries may lead to important new insights with consequences not only for the recipient country but also for Denmark.

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