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

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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Publication

Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, February 2020

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Peer-Reviewed Publication

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

Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 20-26 October 2019, week 43

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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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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

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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Measles notification rate per million population by country, EU/EEA, 1 January 2019–31 December 2019

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

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Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Human papillomavirus vaccination coverage, policies, and practical implementation across Europe

Jan 2019

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

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

Jan 2018

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

Jan 2018