Measles - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019
ECDC’s annual surveillance reports provide a wealth of epidemiological data to support decision-making at the national level. They are mainly intended for public health professionals and policymakers involved in disease prevention and control programmes.
Infographic: Measles in Europe, April 2020
Infographic: Measles affects all age groups, 2016-2019 data
Measles continues to spread across the EU/EEA – No time for complacency
A total of 13 200 measles cases were reported by the EU/EEA countries and the UK in 2019. In addition, approximately 1 000 measles cases were reported in the first two months of 2020. Cases were reported in all age groups. This highlights the importance of continuous efforts to improve routine childhood immunisation programmes and address immunity gaps in the population.
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Disease data from ECDC Surveillance Atlas for measles
The Surveillance Atlas of Infectious Diseases is a tool that interacts with the latest available data about a number of infectious diseases. The interface allows users to interact and manipulate the data to produce a variety of tables and maps.
Annual Epidemiological Reports for measles
ECDC’s annual epidemiological reports provide a wealth of epidemiological data to support decision-making at the national level.
Monthly measles and rubella monitoring reports
ECDC publishes a monthly surveillance report on measles and rubella data submitted by the 30 EU/EEA countries.
Factsheet about measles
Measles is an acute illness caused by morbillivirus. The disease is transmitted via airborne respiratory droplets, or by direct contact with nasal and throat secretions of infected individuals.
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More about immunisation
Immunisation is a safe and cost-effective way to protect people, especially infants and young children – from certain infectious diseases.Read more
European Immunization Week campaign
European Immunization Week (EIW) is celebrated across the European Region every April to raise awareness of the importance of immunisation for people’s health and well-being.Read more