Measles affects all age groups, 2014-2017 data
Measles can be contracted at any age. Infants and children are often believed to be the only age groups affected by measles, but the disease also spreads among teenagers and adults, so check your vaccination status.
Data extracted from The European Surveillance System, 2018. Countries which are represented reported the majority of the cases in the period 2014 - 2017.
European Immunisation Week April, 2017
24 Apr 2017 to 30 Apr 2017 - European Immunization Week (EIW) is celebrated across the European Region every April to raise awareness of the importance of immunization for people’s health and well-being. Under the slogan "Vaccines work" EIW 2017 focused on the need for and benefits of immunization at every stage in life.
Measles is an acute, highly contagious viral disease capable of causing epidemics. Infectivity is close to 100% in susceptible individuals and in the pre-vaccine era measles would affect nearly every individual during childhood.Read more