Measles

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that can be contracted at any age, and that can spread widely. It is a serious disease that can lead to complications and even death. Measles symptoms usually appear after 10-12 days of infection:

  • initial symptoms resemble a cold with a runny nose, cough and a mild fever;
  • the eyes become red and sensitive to light;
  • on the third to seventh day, the temperature may reach up to 41 ⁰C;
  • a red rash lasting four to seven days begins on the face and then spreads over the entire body;
  • small white spots may also appear on the gums and the inside of the cheeks.

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Infographic: Measles affects all age groups, 2016-2019 data

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Communicable disease threats report, 5 - 11 September, week 36

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Communicable disease threats report, 1-7 August, week 31

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Communicable disease threats report, 4-10 July 2021, week 27

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Countering online vaccine misinformation in the EU/EEA

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Communicable disease threats report, 6 - 12 June 2021, week 23

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Vaccination coverage for first dose of a measles- and rubella-containing vaccine, EU/EEA, 2018

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Number of measles cases by country, June 2021

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Number of measles deaths by country, July 2020 - June 2021

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Notification rate of measles per million population by country, July 2020 – June 2021

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Vaccination coverage for the second dose of measles-containing vaccine, EU/EEA, 2018

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Video on vaccination: Fighting measles

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Infographic: Measles affects all age groups, 2016-2019 data

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Infographic: Measles in Europe, April 2020

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Infographic: Measles in Europe in January 2020

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Infographic: Measles in Europe in December 2019

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Peer-Reviewed Publication

Why we need more collaboration in Europe to enhance post-marketing surveillance of vaccines

Dec 2020

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Epidemiology of measles during the COVID-19 pandemic, a description of the surveillance data, 29 EU/ EEA countries and the United Kingdom, January to May 2020

Aug 2020

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Application of a new methodology and R package reveals a high burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in Germany compared to the average in the European Union/European Economic Area, 2011 to 2012

Nov 2019

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Children Immunization App (CIMA) among Syrian refugees in Zaatari Camp, Jordan: Protocol for a cluster randomized controlled pilot trial intervention study

Oct 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Why we need more collaboration in Europe to enhance post-marketing surveillance of vaccines

Oct 2019

Vaccine-preventable diseases

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Disease networks

EUVAC.Net

EU/EEA National Immunisation Technical Advisory Groups (NITAG) collaboration