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

Publication

Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, February 2020

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Data

Number of measles cases by month and notification rate per million population by country, EU/EEA, 1 January 2019–31 December 2019

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Number of measles deaths by country, EU/EEA, 1 January 2019–31 December 2019 (n=10)

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Data

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

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Publication

Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, February 2020

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Publication

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

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Publication

Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, January 2020

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Publication

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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News

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

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News

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

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News

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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Event

European Immunisation Week, 2016

24 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2016

Data

Number of measles cases by month and notification rate per million population by country, EU/EEA, 1 January 2019–31 December 2019

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Number of measles deaths by country, EU/EEA, 1 January 2019–31 December 2019 (n=10)

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

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Number of measles cases by country, EU/EEA, December 2019 (n=286)

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Peer-reviewed publications

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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

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

Oct 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

Jan 2019

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

Jan 2019