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: 10 January 2020

Highest numbers
France, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland and Romania
13 460 cases
from 1 December to 30 November
Vaccination coverage
is below 95% in most countries

Latest updates

Data

Measles notification rate per million population by country, EU/EEA, 1 December 2018–30 November 2019

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Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 5-11 January 2020, week 2

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Infographic: Measles in Europe in November 2019

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Number of measles cases by month and notification rate per million population by country, EU/EEA, 1 December 2018–30 November 2019

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Communicable disease threats report, 5-11 January 2020, week 2

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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, January 2020

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Communicable disease threats report, 8-14 December 2019, week 50

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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, December 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

5th ESCMID Conference on Vaccines: Vaccines against respiratory infections: new insights and new vaccines

6 Sep 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
Bilbao

Event

European Immunisation Week April, 2017

24 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017

News

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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Measles notification rate per million population by country, EU/EEA, 1 December 2018–30 November 2019

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Infographic: Measles in Europe in November 2019

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Number of measles cases by month and notification rate per million population by country, EU/EEA, 1 December 2018–30 November 2019

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Number of measles deaths by country, EU/EEA, 1 December 2018–30 November 2019 (n=10)

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Peer-reviewed publications

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Immunisation of migrants in EU/EEA countries: Policies and practices

Aug 2019

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Vaccinations in prison settings: A systematic review to assess the situation in EU/EEA countries and in other high income countries

Aug 2019

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Can economic indicators predict infectious disease spread? A cross-country panel analysis of 13 European countries

Jul 2019

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Health crisis in Venezuela: Status of communicable diseases and implications for the European union and European economic area, may 2019

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

Jan 2018