Measles

Measles outbreaks in Europe

Measles cases in Europe primarily occur in unvaccinated populations in both adults and children. Large outbreaks with fatalities are ongoing in countries that had previously eliminated or interrupted endemic transmission. Last updated: 27 July 2019

Highest numbers
France, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland and Lithuania
10 958 cases
from 1 January to 14 July
Vaccination coverage
is below 95% in most countries

Latest updates

Data

Infographic: Measles in Europe, update August 2019

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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, August 2019

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Measles notification rate per million population, 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

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Number of measles cases by month and notification rate per million population by country, July 2018 - June 2019

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Communicable disease threats report, 4-10 August 2019, week 32

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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, August 2019

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Communicable disease threats report, 14-20 July 2019, week 29

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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, July 2019

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News

ECDC: Insufficient vaccination coverage in EU/EEA fuels continued measles circulation

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Overall decrease of measles cases in the EU/EEA – but caseload remains high in some countries

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Measles continues to circulate in the EU/EEA, with new outbreaks reported

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ECDC: Check your vaccination status before the holiday season

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Event

European Immunisation Week April, 2017

24 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017

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European Immunisation Week: ECDC highlights resources available on measles and rubella

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European Immunisation Week, 2016

24 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2016

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EIW 2015 at ECDC

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Infographic: Measles in Europe, update August 2019

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Measles notification rate per million population, 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

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Number of measles cases by month and notification rate per million population by country, July 2018 - June 2019

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Number of measles cases in EU/EEA in June 2019

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Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Vaccination of 50+ adults to promote healthy ageing in Europe: The way forward

Sep 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Key dimensions for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in institutional settings: A scoping review to guide the development of a tool to strengthen preparedness at migrant holding centres in the EU/EEA

May 2018

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Management and control of communicable diseases in schools and other child care settings: Systematic review on the incubation period and period of infectiousness

May 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Challenges and opportunities in disease forecasting in outbreak settings: A case study of measles in Lola Prefecture, Guinea

Mar 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Vaccines, trust and European public health

Jan 2018