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Data from the last 12 months

This page was updated on 6 July 2016

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

Country 2015 2016 Total cases Cases per million Total 
lab-positive
cases
Jun​ Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Austria 47 9 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 67 7.81 52
Belgium 3 0 0 0 3 2 1 4 8 19 13 18 71 6.31 56
Bulgaria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.14 1
Croatia 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 NR 10 2.37 6
Cyprus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Czech Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 5 0.47 5
Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.18 1
Estonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 5 3.81 5
Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.37 2
France 51 17 10 1 6 4 11 18 15 13 5 2 153 2.3 80
Germany 118 90 19 12 14 5 4 6 4 16 28 46 362 4.46 282
Greece 0 0 0 1 0 0 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 0
Iceland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NR 0 0 0
Ireland 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 19 26 5.62 23
Italy 12 17 16 15 14 30 46 76 75 72 71 71 515 8.47 360
Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lithuania 15 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 NR 52 17.8 52
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 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.24 3
Norway 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.97 5
Poland 7 2 3 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 2 20 0.53 13
Portugal 0 0​ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romania 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 40 63 62 68 243 12.23 138
Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slovenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spain 9 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 10 NR 35 0.75 18
Sweden 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 1.03 9
United Kingdom 13 7 5 3 2 9 12 3 22 44 53 39 212 3.27 212
Total 296 182 62 33 39 53 86 116 167 238 259 269 1800 3.5 1324

 

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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