Infographic: Measles in Europe - A picture of outbreaks in the EU/EEA, 2014

Period: 01 Jan 2006 - 31 Dec 2013

Measles is an acute, highly contagious disease capable of creating epidemics. It can be contracted at any age. Infants and children are often believed to be the only age groups afected by measles, but the disease also spreads among teenagers and adults. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others against measles, regardless of age.