Infektionssygdomme med betydning for folkesundheden i Grønland

Translated title of the contribution: Infectious diseases with public health impact in Greenland

Anders Koch, Karen Bjørn-Mortensen, Mila Broby Johansen, Anne-Sophie Homøe, Preben Homøe


Infectious diseases cause significant morbidity in Greenland. In the first part of the 20th century, the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in Greenland was extremely high. While focused efforts led to marked reduction in incidence, TB is still a challenge. Likewise, the prevalence of chronic otitis media is very high in Greenland with significant developmental and social consequences from hearing loss and chronic ear discharge. Finally, while focused efforts have been made against sexually transmitted infections, the incidence of such diseases is still very high. This paper reviews these infections in Greenland.

Translated title of the contributionInfectious diseases with public health impact in Greenland
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2020


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