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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Infographic: Measles in Europe in November 2019

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Publication

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

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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, 6-12 October 2019, week 41

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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, October 2019

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Communicable disease threats report, 8-14 September 2019, week 37

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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, September 2019

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News

Measles outbreaks still ongoing in 2018 and fatalities reported from four countries

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Measles cases in the EU treble in 2017, outbreaks still ongoing

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Measles in the EU/EEA: current outbreaks, latest data and trends – January 2018

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Measles in the EU/EEA: current outbreaks, latest data and trends – December 2017

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Event

European Immunisation Week, 2012Archived

21 Apr 2012 - 27 Apr 2012

Data

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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Number of measles cases by country, EU/EEA, November 2019 (n=232)

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Peer-reviewed publications

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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

Jan 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Vaccines, trust and European public health

Jan 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Lebanon’s experience in surveillance of communicable diseases during a mass gathering: Sixth Francophone Games, 2009

Jan 2017

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Measles among migrants in the European Union and the European Economic Area

Jan 2016