Measles and rubella monitoring, October 2015

Surveillance report
Publication series: Bi-annual measles and rubella monitoring report
Time period covered: October 2014 - October 2015

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Measles and rubella monitoring, October 2015 – Reporting on surveillance data October 2014 to September 2015 and epidemic intelligence data to the end of October 2015. ECDC: Stockholm; 2015

Measles and rubella are targeted for elimination in Europe by 2015. ECDC closely monitors progress towards interruption of endemic transmission of both diseases through enhanced surveillance and epidemic intelligence. Measles and rubella vaccinations are routinely delivered as trivalent measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine in Europe, and the first of the two recommended doses is normally given during the second year of life.