Astri Lervik Larsen

Learn More
Since 1994, the incidence of gonorrhoea in Østfold county, Norway, has remained within the range of 1-8 cases per year, with 40% of cases being imported from abroad. On 20 January 2008, a general practitioner in the county diagnosed two seemingly unrelated domestic cases of gonorrhoea in three days and started contact tracing. A case was defined as a person(More)
BACKGROUND Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an emerging tick-borne disease in Europe. In Norway, the first TBE case occurred in 1997, and since then 1-14 cases have been detected annually along the southern coast. No TBE cases have yet been notified from the eastern coastal area. This study was conducted to assess the need for diagnostic tests and vaccine(More)
The aim of the study was to describe the antimicrobial resistance rate of Helicobacter pylori isolated from previously untreated patients in Norway, including the application of two different methods for the determination of metronidazole susceptibility. Altogether 102 isolates obtained in 2008 and 2009 from previously untreated patients suspected of H.(More)