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Data from the last 12 months

This page was updated on 12 December 2016

Date of data retrieval from TESSy 30 November 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
Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Austria 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 8 3 4 3 26 3.03 24
Belgium 2 1 4 8 19 13 17 9 1 0 2 2 78 6.93 62
Bulgaria 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.14 1
Croatia 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 NR 4 0.95 4
Cyprus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NR 0 0 0
Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.47 5
Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.35 2
Estonia 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3.81 5
Finland 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.37 2
France 4 11 18 14 13 4 0 7 6 4 9 1 91 1.37 55
Germany 5 4 6 4 16 28 45 72 38 27 31 11 287 3.53 235
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 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3.04 1
Ireland 0 0 1 1 0 0 19 15 5 8 1 1 51 11.02 44
Italy 33 47 73 82 74 75 85 82 40 35 44 58 728 11.97 502
Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lithuania 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 2 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 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.12 2
Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poland 0 4 0 0 2 0 2 3 5 40 39 23 118 3.1 80
Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romania 1 0 6 40 63 67 78 100 112 185 219 140 1011 50.88 558
Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slovenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.48 1
Spain 0 0 0 0 9 9 0 2 3 2 3 2 30 0.65 19
Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0.31 3
United Kingdom 9 12 3 22 44 56 48 75 131 106 30 33 569 8.77 569
Total 56 85 113 172 241 269 310 368 350 416 383 274 3037 5.9 2196

 

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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