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This page was updated on 16 May 2016

Number of measles cases by month and notification rate (cases per million) by country, April 2015 to March 2016, EU/EEA countries 

 

Country 2015 2016 Total cases Cases per million Total 
lab-positive
cases
Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Austria 63 66 47 9 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 193 22.69 143
Belgium 3 16 3 0 0 0 3 2 2 4 8 20 61 5.44 47
Bulgaria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.14 1
Croatia 37 29 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NR NR 74 17.42 50
Cyprus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Czech Republic 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0.48 5
Denmark 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1.07 6
Estonia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 3.80 5
Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NR 0 0.00 0
France 93 149 51 17 10 1 6 4 11 18 15 13 388 5.89 166
Germany 577 238 118 90 19 12 14 5 4 7 4 NR 1088 13.47 684
Greece 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.09 1
Hungary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Iceland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Ireland 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 9 1.95 5
Italy 29 29 14 17 16 15 15 30 45 71 70 NR 351 5.77 207
Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Lithuania 4 0 15 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 15.63 46
Luxembourg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Malta 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2.35 1
Netherlands 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.36 5
Norway 3 4 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2.35 12
Poland 9 4 7 2 3 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 32 0.84 22
Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Romania 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 40 62 112 5.61 59
Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Slovenia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.97 2
Spain 4 5 7 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 26 0.56 21
Sweden 1 6 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1.66 15
United Kingdom 7 14 13 7 5 3 2 9 11 3 22 41 137 2.13 137
Total 836 569 296 179 62 34 40 53 85 111 162 145 2572 5.00 1640

 

NR = not reported. Notification rates were calculated using the most recent population estimates available from Eurostat (2012).

The target to monitor progress towards elimination is achievement of an incidence of less than one case per million population per year (including confirmed, probalbe and possible caes but excluding imported cases). In the table, all cases (endemic, imported, import-related) are included for the calculation of the notification rate.

For countries that did  not report data for all 12 months, notification rates might be underestimated. All confirmed, probable, possible or unknow cases, as defined by the EU 2008 definitions, are included.

Note: The number of cases are displayed according to month of statistics, which contains a date chosen by the country for reporting purposes. This date may indicate the onset of disease, the date of diagnosis, the date of notification, or the date of laboratory confirmation.

Countries report on measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases to TESSy at their own convenience. This implies that the date of retrieval can influence the presentation of data. Inconsistencies with measles data reported previously might arise as countries may update their data in TESSy retrospectively.

Comparisons between countries should be made with caution because of dissimilar surveillance sensitivities, completeness of reporting and different reporting procedures. Moreover, under-notification is a well recognised limitation of nationwide mandatory notification systems.

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