Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, October 2019
The monitoring report is based on measles and rubella data from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) for 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019. Overall, case numbers of measles continued to decrease compared with the previous two months. France, Romania and Italy had the highest case counts with 107, 80 and 77 cases respectively. The case numbers of rubella changed little compared with the previous two months. Sixteen of the 25 cases (64%) were reported by Poland.
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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