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Data from the last 12 months

This page was updated on 7 March 2017

Date of data retrieval from TESSy 27 February 2017

Number of measles cases by month and notification rate (cases per million) by country, February 2016 to January 2017, EU/EEA countries

 

Country 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017 Total cases Cases per million Total 
lab-positive
cases
Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan
Austria 0 0 2 1 1 8 3 4 3 1 4 28 55 6.41 51
Belgium 8 19 13 17 9 1 0 2 2 2 3 27 103 9.15 82
Bulgaria 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.14 1
Croatia 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 NR 4 0.95 4
Cyprus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Czech Republic 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 7 0.66 7
Denmark 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.53 3
Estonia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.76 1
Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.55 3
France 14 12 3 0 7 6 4 7 2 2 4 32 93 1.4 52
Germany 4 16 28 45 72 38 27 30 11 25 21 47 364 4.48 296
Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hungary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iceland 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3.04 1
Ireland 1 0 0 19 14 3 5 1 0 1 0 1 45 9.72 43
Italy 84 73 76 84 84 45 34 55 75 84 88 238 1020 16.78 728
Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lithuania 0 0 10 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 7.53 22
Luxembourg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 6 0.36 5
Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poland 0 2 0 2 3 6 39 40 24 13 4 7 140 3.68 82
Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romania 40 63 67 78 100 112 185 219 417 129 474 111 1995 100.4 1026
Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slovenia 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1.45 3
Spain 0 9 9 0 2 3 2 3 2 6 2 NR 38 0.82 25
Sweden 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0.51 5
United Kingdom 22 44 56 48 76 132 108 29 37 14 1 8 575 8.86 575
Total 174 239 269 309 370 355 413 392 573 278 609 503 4484 8.7 3015

NR = Data not reported. Notification rates were calculated using the most recent population estimates available from Eurostat (2015).

Comment:

The target to monitor progress towards elimination is achievement of an incidence of less than one case per million population per year (including confirmed, probable and possible cases but excluding imported cases). Achieving this target is consistent with progress towards elimination but does not define elimination or confirm that it has been achieved. 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 unknown cases, as defined by the EU 2008 case definition, 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 recognized limitation of nationwide mandatory notification systems.

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