Measles

Measles outbreaks in Europe

Measles cases in Europe primarily occur in unvaccinated populations in both adults and children. Large outbreaks with fatalities are ongoing in countries that had previously eliminated or interrupted endemic transmission. Last updated: 14 June 2019

Highest numbers
France, Italy, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Poland
6265 cases
from Jan-Apr 2019
Vaccination coverage
is below 95% in most countries

Latest updates

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Risk assessment: Who is at risk of measles in the EU/EEA?

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Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 May 2019, week 20

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Number of measles cases by month and notification rate per million population by country, EU/EEA, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, May 2019

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Communicable disease threats report, 3-9 March 2019, week 10

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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, March 2019

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Communicable disease threats report, 10-16 February 2019, Week 7

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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, February 2019

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Measles outbreaks still ongoing in 2018 and fatalities reported from four countries

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Measles cases in the EU treble in 2017, outbreaks still ongoing

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Measles in the EU/EEA: current outbreaks, latest data and trends – January 2018

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Measles in the EU/EEA: current outbreaks, latest data and trends – December 2017

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Measles notification rate per million population by country, EU/EEA, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

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Infographic: Measles in Europe, May 2019

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Measles notification rate per million population by country, EU/EEA, 1 March 2018–28 February 2019

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Infographic: Measles in Europe, April 2019

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Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Outbreak of Salmonella Strathcona caused by datterino tomatoes, Denmark, 2011

Jan 2016

Peer-Reviewed Publication

The disease burden of hepatitis B, influenza, measles and salmonellosis in Germany: first results of the Burden of Communicable Diseases in Europe Study.

Jan 2014

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Measles outbreak on a cruise ship in the western Mediterranean, February 2014, preliminary report

Jan 2014

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Vaccine-preventable diseases: The role of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Jan 2014