Publications

Here you find all our publications in English listed in alphabetical order.

Publications

  • About your vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis)

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This fact sheet is intended for children and youngsters. Diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough are three serious diseases, but vaccination can protect you.

  • About your vaccination against measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles)

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Useful information for pupils about vaccination against measles, mumps, and rubella within the Swedish vaccination programme.

  • Adverse ecological effects on the individual as a consequence of previous antibiotic exposure – A systematic review

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    A review and summary of recent studies concerning the adverse ecological effects of antibiotics on the commensal microflora of exposed individuals and the accompanying secondary diseases.

  • Advice and facts about antibiotics and infections – Are you experiencing sinus pain?

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This information sheet can be used as support in meetings between patients and doctors, or between patients and nurses. It is primarily intended to be used in connection with visits to health centres. Information for patients when visiting health centres.

  • Advice and facts about antibiotics and infections – Do you have a sore throat?

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This information sheet can be used as support in meetings between patients and doctors, or between patients and nurses. It is primarily intended to be used in connection with visits to health centres. Information for patients when visiting health centres.

  • Advice and facts about antibiotics and infections – Advice to parents about impetigo

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This information sheet can be used as support in meetings between patients and doctors, or between patients and nurses. It is primarily intended to be used in connection with visits to health centres. Information for patients when visiting health centres.

  • Advice and facts about antibiotics and infections – Are you suffering from a chest cold?

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This information sheet can be used as support in meetings between patients and doctors, or between patients and nurses. It is primarily intended to be used in connection with visits to health centres. Information for patients when visiting health centres.

  • Advice and facts about antibiotics and infections – Have your just caught a cold? Tips and advice on dealing with a running nose, cough and sore throat

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This information sheet can be used as support in meetings between patients and doctors, or between patients and nurses. It is primarily intended to be used in connection with visits to health centres. Information for patients when visiting health centres.

  • Advice and facts about antibiotics and infections – Does your child have an acute ear infection?

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This information sheet can be used as support in meetings between patients and doctors, or between patients and nurses. It is primarily intended to be used in connection with visits to health centres. Information for patients when visiting health centres.

  • Availability of antibiotics - Reporting of Government commission

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The report presents different models for making available both new antibiotics and old antibiotics where national availability is insufficient. The models should also minimise the risk of resistance development while enabling the best possible care for patients with infections caused by multi-resistant bacteria.

  • Availability to antibiotics of particular importance – A Swedish pilot study of an alternative reimbursement model

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    In a pilot project, the Public Health Agency of Sweden has investigated whether a model with guaranteed reimbursement to the pharmaceutical company can improve access to particularly important antibiotics in Sweden. An initial evaluation shows that the studied reimbursement model led to increased access to the antibiotic products in our country, earlier than in other comparable European countries.

  • Barriers and motivating factors to MMR vaccination in communities with low coverage in Sweden

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The report presents results from a pilot test of Tailoring Immunization Programmes (TIP), a method developed by WHO/Europe to identify barriers and motivating factors to MMR vaccination in communities with low coverage in Sweden.

  • Covid-19 in schoolchildren – A comparison between Finland and Sweden

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    In conclusion, closure or not of schools has had little if any impact on the number of laboratory confirmed cases in school aged children in Finland and Sweden. The negative effects of closing schools must be weighed against the positive effects, if any, it might have on the mitigation of the covid-19 pandemic.

  • Evidence report form

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This appendix, a so called Evidence report form, is an annex to the ship sanitation certificate, part of The International Health Regulations (IHR 2005).

  • Folke asks about viruses and bacteria (Conversation cards)

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The cards include pictures and text and can be used as they are to read the story Folke, or to talk about individual pictures. The material is intended for children of preschool age.

  • From news to everyday use – the difficult art of implementation

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This report is about implementation, i.e. how new methods can be disseminated and implemented. When new health-promoting methods have been presented, it often takes a long time for them to come into daily use.

  • Future costs of antibiotic resistance – Final reporting of Government commission on direct and indirect costs and consequences of antibiotic resistance in Swedish health care

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The report has been developed as part of a government commission to develop a model for health-economic calculations of the societal consequences resulting from antibiotic resistance. The assignment has been reported to the Ministry of Social Affairs on January 17, 2018.

  • Good to know about vaccination against tuberculosis

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Fact sheet for parents about vaccination against tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a rare disease in Sweden and the vaccination is only offered to children who have an increased risk of becoming infected.

  • Guidance in the event of a heatwave – For health and social care staff

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The changing climate means that we can expect average temperatures to rise and heatwaves to become more common. High temperatures can be dangerous for everyone, but the following at-risk groups are particularly vulnerable: elderly people, those with chronic health conditions, people with disabilities, young children, pregnant women and people taking certain medication. This guidance addresses health…

  • Guidance in the event of a heatwave – For you, your friends and family

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The changing climate means that we can expect average temperatures to rise and heatwaves to become more common. High temperatures can be dangerous for everyone, but the following at-risk groups are particularly vulnerable: elderly people, those with chronic health conditions, people with disabilities, young children, pregnant women and people taking certain medication.

  • Guidance in the event of a heatwave – Specific guidance for doctors, nurses and other qualified staff

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The changing climate means that we can expect average temperatures to rise and heatwaves to become more common. High temperatures can be dangerous for everyone, but the following at-risk groups are particularly vulnerable: elderly people, those with chronic health conditions, people with disabilities, young children, pregnant women and people taking certain medication. This guidance addresses qualified…

  • Health declaration – Vaccination

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    This form can be used by the regions in connection with vaccination. It can be completed digitally and printed on paper. Other versions Swedish version of this publication Via the link, the fact sheet is also available for download in other languages.

  • Health economic evaluation of a herpes zoster vaccination programme for the elderly in Sweden

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    This report presents the health economic analyses informing the recommendation of herpes zoster vaccination for adults with increased risk for disease.

  • Health economic evaluation of universal HPV vaccination within the Swedish national vaccination programme for children

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This report describes a health economic evaluation that investigates the potential cost-effectiveness of an extension of the national vaccination programme for children against human papilloma virus to also include boys. Today, only girls are offered vaccination within the national vaccination programme.

  • How to wash your hands

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The poster in A4 describes what and how you should do to keep your hands clean. Feel free to print it out and put it up in places you think are suitable.

  • How to wear single use face masks

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Poster showing how to use a face mask correctly. If used in a correct way face masks can be a compliment to other measures to reduce the spread of infection.

  • If you are the guardian of a young child – Protect your infant against respiratory infections such as RSV and whooping cough

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    This fact sheet provides a brief summary of how to protect infants from respiratory infections such as RSV and whooping cough.

  • If your child is unvaccinated

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Information for parents with children who have not been vaccinated against the diseases included in the Swedish vaccination programme.

  • Illustrations of health warnings – On packaging of electronic cigarettes and refill containers, tobacco free nicotine products, tobacco products and herbal products for smoking

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The publication contains information on how health warnings are regulated as well as illustrations that exemplify how health warnings can be designed and placed on different types of packaging for electronic cigarettes and refill containers, herbal products for smoking, tobacco free nicotine products and tobacco products. Please note that the illustrations are non-binding.

  • Influenza in Sweden – Season 2014–2015

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This report describes the monitoring systems for influenza in use during the winter season of 2014–2015 and the results of both epidemiological and virological surveillance. Data are also compared to previous influenza seasons.

  • Influenza in Sweden – Season 2015–2016

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This report describes the monitoring systems for influenza in use during the winter season of 2015–2016 and the results of both epidemiological and virological surveillance. Data are also compared to previous influenza seasons.

  • Influenza in Sweden – Season 2016–2017

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This report describes the 2016–2017 influenza season, which was dominated by influenza A(H3N2). The season came to a first, intense peak in the northern part of the country during the Christmas holidays, followed by a second peak in the south in February. The season was intensive and particularly severe for those aged 65 years and over, with high mortality.

  • Influenza in Sweden – Season 2017–2018

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This report describes the monitoring systems for influenza in use during the winter season of 2017–2018 and the results of both epidemiological and virological surveillance. Data are also compared to previous influenza seasons.

  • Influenza in Sweden – Season 2018–2019

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This report describes the monitoring systems for influenza in use during the winter season of 2018–2019 and the results of both epidemiological and virological surveillance. Data are also compared to previous influenza seasons.

  • Influenza in Sweden – Season 2019–2020

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This report describes the monitoring systems for influenza in use during the winter season of 2019–2020 and the results of both epidemiological and virological surveillance. Data are also compared to previous influenza seasons. The report has been prepared for the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of the Public Health Agency of Sweden's function as a National Influenza Centre (NIC).

  • Influenza in Sweden – Season 2020–2021

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This report describes the monitoring systems for influenza in use during the winter season of 2020–2021 and the results of both epidemiological and virological surveillance. Data are also compared to previous influenza seasons.

  • Influenza in Sweden – Season 2021–2022

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This report describes the monitoring systems for influenza in use during the winter season of 2021–2022 and the results of both epidemiological and virological surveillance. Data are also compared to previous influenza seasons.

  • Influenza in Sweden – Season 2022–2023

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This report describes epidemiological and virological surveillance results for the influenza season of 2022–2023 in Sweden. Data are also compared to previous influenza seasons.

  • Influenza vaccination – Information for pregnant women

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The fact sheet on influenza vaccination is a support for those who work with pregnant women. The fact sheet can, for example, be downloaded and distributed at maternity care centers.

  • Information about sales of tobacco-free nicotine products to consumers

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The information sheet summarises certain provisions that apply to the sale of tobacco-free nicotine products. It is important that you as a retailer know all the rules that apply to your business.

  • Information about the sale of electronic cigarettes and refill containers to consumers

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This information sheet is intended for those who sell or intend to start selling electronic cigarettes and refill containers to consumers (retailers).

  • Information about vaccinations for people who are pregnant

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    If you are pregnant, vaccination against whooping cough, influenza and COVID-19 is recommended for your sake and that of your baby. Here you can read more about why, as well as what these diseases involve.

  • International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis – International Health Regulations (2005)

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This leaflet is for sale to medical institutions vaccinating against yellow fever.

  • Interventions to reduce public stigma of mental illness and suicide – are they effective?

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Results are based on seven literature reviews where the effects are explored narratively. The report is aimed at officials and stakeholders at regional and local level who are involved in the planning of public health interventions to promote mental health and to prevent mental illness and suicide.

  • Methods and analysis of the long-term follow up of the effectiveness of one whole cell and two acellular pertussis vaccines – Technical report

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Since 1997, the Public Health Agency of Sweden has conducted an Enhanced pertussis surveillance (EPS) of children with pertussis in Sweden. Part of the surveillance includes clinical information and vaccination histories. The methods used in the article are described in more detail in this technical report.

  • National action programme for suicide prevention

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The national action programme adopted by the Swedish Parliament in 2008 contains nine strategic areas of action to reduce the incidence of suicide. This brochure provides examples of what initiatives can be used in order to achieve this goal, and is directed at everyone working on, or about to start working on, suicide prevention work in, for example, a municipality, region or other type of organisation.

  • National Strategy for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) – Good, fair, and equal sexual and reproductive health throughout the population

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The Public Health Agency of Sweden has, on behalf of the government, developed a national strategy for sexual and reproductive health and rights. The overall objective of the strategy is to achieve good, fair, and equal sexual and reproductive health in the entire population. The strategy also contains four long-term sub-targets and seven areas of action. Combined, they will contribute to attaining…

  • Overweight and obesity among school children 11–15-year-old continues to increase

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The proportion of school children with overweight or obesity has doubled over the past 30 years according to the results from Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), a survey of 11–15-year-olds.

  • Overweight and obesity are common and increase with age in 6–9 year olds

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Overweight and obesity among children, 6-9 year old, is becoming more common. In addition, overweight and obesity increase with age and there are geographical differences. Overweight and obesity are common among 6-9 year olds in Sweden. This shows a survey of children's height and weight that was carried out in the academic year 2018/2019. The results also show that overweight and obesity become…

  • Pertussis surveillance in Sweden – 23rd annual report

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This report is primarily written for health care professionals, particularly those working in maternal and child health care, school health care, primary care, and those working in the counties’ Departments of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention as well as public health officials and authorities in Sweden and elsewhere.

  • Planning for a heatwave in health and social care – For managers/supervisors in health and social care

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This guidance addresses managers and supervisors in health and social care. More guidance, publications and educational materials about health effects of heatwaves (in Swedish).

  • Promote physical activity and limit sedentary behaviour – Guidelines and recommendations for physical activity and sedentary behaviour

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    The recommendations for physical activity and sedentary behaviour apply to all population groups in Sweden, regardless of age, gender, cultural background, socioeconomic status, or disability.

  • Protection by a third and fourth dose of vaccine against COVID-19 among persons aged 65 years and older – Based on Swedish data from February to August 2022

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This report presents an analysis of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness (VE) after a fourth dose in relation to SARS-CoV-2 infection and severe outcomes due to the omicron variant among persons aged 65 years and older in Sweden.

  • Questions and answers about mpox

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Factsheet with frequently asked questions about mpox.

  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights in Sweden 2017 – Results from the population-based survey SRHR2017

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The results show that the sexual health in Sweden is good, 58% of the population report being satisfied with their sex life. Men to a higher extent than women (28% versus 18%) think they do not have sex often enough. More women than men (20% versus 10%) report having felt too tired or stressed to have sex.

  • Sexuality and health among young people in Sweden

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The report is mainly intended for employees and decision-makers within county councils, municipalities, civil society organisations as well as relevant authorities and professional associations. The report aims to contribute with knowledge for health promotion and disease prevention work.

  • Sexuality and health among young people living with HIV in Sweden – A study on knowledge, attitudes and behaviour among young people and young adults aged 16-29

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This is a report on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and STI prevention among young people and young adults (16-29 years) living with HIV in Sweden. The report is based on a survey conducted in 2018. The starting point is the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s work on the national HIV strategy and the follow-up work on SRHR.

  • Smoke-free outdoor environments prevent ill-health

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This information sheet describes preventive perspectives of smoke-free environments. It is aimed at you who communicate about smoke-free environments in your professional role e.g. at the county administrative board and municipality or in businesses that are responsible for maintaining a smoke-free environment.

  • Strengthening access to off-patent antibiotics – Governmental assignment to strengthen access to off-patent antibiotics

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    In the final report of the government assignment Strengthen access to older antibiotics, three authorities jointly propose various measures to strengthen access to a wide range of older antibiotics in Sweden.

  • Swedish work against antibiotic resistance – a One Health approach

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This brochure is published by the agencies and organisations included in the Intersectoral Coordinating Mechanism, ICM. The ICM engages governmental agencies and organisations working in human health, animal health, food, environment, research, trade and civil contingency planning and is jointly run by the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Swedish Board of Agriculture.

  • SWEDRES 2001

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    Author: Smittskyddsinstitutet

    SWEDRES 2001 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • SWEDRES 2002

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    Author: Smittskyddsinstitutet

    SWEDRES 2002 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • SWEDRES 2003

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    Author: Smittskyddsinstitutet

    SWEDRES 2003 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • SWEDRES 2004

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    Author: Smittskyddsinstitutet

    SWEDRES 2004 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • SWEDRES 2005

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    Author: Smittskyddsinstitutet

    SWEDRES 2005 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • SWEDRES 2006

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    Author: Smittskyddsinstitutet

    SWEDRES 2006 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • SWEDRES 2007

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    Author: Smittskyddsinstitutet

    SWEDRES 2007 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • SWEDRES 2008

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    Author: Smittskyddsinstitutet

    SWEDRES 2008 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • SWEDRES 2009

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    Author: Smittskyddsinstitutet

    SWEDRES 2009 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • SWEDRES 2010

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    Author: Smittskyddsinstitutet

    SWEDRES 2010 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • SWEDRES 2011

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    Author: Smittskyddsinstitutet

    Swedres-Svarm 2011 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • Swedres-Svarm 2012

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    Author: Smittskyddsinstitutet

    Swedres-Svarm 2012 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • Swedres-Svarm 2013

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten och Statens veterinärmedicinska anstalt

    Swedres-Svarm 2013 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • Swedres-Svarm 2014

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Swedres-Svarm 2014 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • Swedres-Svarm 2015

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Swedres-Svarm 2015 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • Swedres-Svarm 2016

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Swedres-Svarm 2016 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • Swedres-Svarm 2017

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten, SVA

    Swedres-Svarm 2017 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • Swedres-Svarm 2018

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten, SVA

    Swedres-Svarm 2018 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • Swedres-Svarm 2019

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Swedres-Svarm 2019 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • Swedres-Svarm 2020

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten, SVA

    Swedres-Svarm 2020 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • Swedres-Svarm 2021

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten, SVA

    Swedres-Svarm 2021 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • Swedres-Svarm 2022

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten, SVA

    Swedres-Svarm 2022 shows statistics on antibiotic sales and antibiotic resistance in bacteria from both humans and animals. The report is a co-production between the Public Health Agency of Sweden the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

  • Test purchases of medium-strong beer, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and refill containers, and over-the-counter medicines

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This fact sheet contains information about test purchases and what they mean for those who sell or hand over medium-strong beer, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and refill containers, and over-the-counter medicines.

  • The BSL-4 Laboratory – An important part of the Nordic Public Health Emergency Preparedness

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The high-containment laboratory at the Public Health Agency of Sweden in Solna is the only biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) facility in the Nordic countries and one of few in Europe. This brochure describes the facility and the services it provides.

  • The Influenza A(H1N1) 2009 Pandemic in Sweden, 2009–2010

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    Author: Smittskyddsinstitutet

    This report summarizes the influenza A(H1N1)2009 pandemic in Sweden between April 24, 2009 and May 23, 2010. The report is based on data from the various surveillance systems used during the pandemic. The systems are presented in some detail to facilitate the reader’s understanding of the quality of the presented data.

  • The prevalence of overweight and obesity among children is high and increases with age

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    The prevalence of overweight and obesity among children 6–9 years old is high and increases with age. These results were obtained from a survey of a representative sample in Sweden.

  • Towards a good and equitable health – A framework for implementing and monitoring the national public health policy

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    This report present a short description of a framework for how the reformulated public health strategy will be implemented.

  • Useful information for parents about vaccination against measles, mumps, and rubella

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Useful information for parents about vaccination against measles, mumps, and rubella within the Swedish vaccination programme.

  • What you need to know about HPV

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Information to parents about HPV and vaccination. HPV is a very infectious virus that can lead to cancer later in life. As from August 2020 all children in year 5 are offered vaccination against HPV in school. Girls have been offered this before. For boys this applies to those born in 2009 or later.

  • What you need to know about rotavirus

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Information for parents about vaccination against rotavirus infection in the Swedish vaccination programme. Rotavirus infection is a highly contagious stomach disease that can be serious for young children. Vaccinating the child is the most effective protection against the infection.

  • What you need to know about vaccination

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Information for parents that describes the illnesses that are part of the vaccination programme for children and gives an overview of the vaccinations given within the child health centre and the student health services.

  • Wholesalers must now apply for a permit to sell tobacco

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Factsheet informing about the new rules for the selling of tobacco that come into force on 1 July 2019. Wholesalers who wish to sell tobacco products to parties other than consumers must now apply for a permit from the municipality in order to do so.

  • You must apply for a permit in order to sell tobacco to consumers

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    Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten

    Fact sheet about the new rules for the selling of tobacco products that come into force on 1 July 2019. Retailers who wish to sell tobacco products to consumers must now apply for a permit from the municipality in order to do so.