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Data from the last 12 months

This page was updated on 25 November 2016

Date of data retrieval from TESSy 27 October 2016

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

 

Country 2015 2016 Total cases Cases per million
Total 
lab-positive
cases
Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
Austria
1
0
2
2
0
0
0
2
1
1
8
4
21
2.45
20
Belgium
0
3
2
1
4
8
19
13
17
9
1
0
77
6.84
61
Bulgaria
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0.14
1
Croatia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
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
1
0
4
0
0
0
5
0.47
5
Denmark
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0.18
1
Estonia
0
0
0
3
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
5
3.81
5
Finland
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0.37
2
France
1
6
4
11
18
14
13
4
0
7
6
4
88
1.32
50
Germany
12
14
5
4
6
4
16
28
45
70
37
NR
241
2.97
195
Greece
1
0
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
NR
0
0
0
Ireland
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
19
15
5
8
49
10.59
43
Italy
15
14
34
47
73
80
74
75
83
83
37
32
647
10.64
445
Latvia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Lithuania
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
10
2
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
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
0.12
2
Norway
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Poland
0
0
0
4
0
1
2
0
2
2
3
29
43
1.13
29
Portugal
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Romania
0
0
1
0
6
40
63
67
78
100
27
172
554
27.88
321
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
1
0
0
0
1
0.48
1
Spain
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
9
0
2
3
2
25
0.54
15
Sweden
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
3
0.31
3
United Kingdom
3
2
9
12
3
22
44
54
48
74
129
75
475
7.32
475
Total
33
39
57
85
113
171
241
267
308
365
257
330
2266
4.4
1700

 

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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