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Data from the last 12 months

This page was updated on 7 September 2016

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

Country 2015 2016 Total cases Cases per million
Total 
lab-positive
cases
Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
Austria 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 8 20 2.33 20
Belgium 0 0 3 2 1 4 8 19 13 17 NR NR 67 5.95 54
Bulgaria 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.14 1
Croatia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0.71 3
Cyprus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 5 0.47 5
Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.18 1
Estonia 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 3.81 5
Finland 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.37 2
France 10 1 6 4 11 18 15 13 5 1 6 NR 90 1.36 45
Germany 19 12 14 5 4 6 4 16 28 45 70 37 260 3.2 208
Greece 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 0 0
Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 19 15 5 41 8.86 38
Italy 17 15 14 34 47 74 80 76 74 82 75 29 617 10.15 410
Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lithuania 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 2 0 23 7.87 23
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Norway 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.77 4
Poland 3 0 ​0 0 4 0 1 2 0 2 2 2 16 0.42 9
Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romania 0 0 0 1 0 6 40 63 62 68 71 27 338 17.01 205
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 1 0 0 1 0.48 1
Spain 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 0 2 3 24 0.52 14
Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1 1
United Kingdom 5 3 2 9 12 3 22 44 54 46 70 101 371 5.72 371
Total 63 33 39 57 85 114 172 243 262 296 314 213 1891 3.7 1421

 

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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