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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Measles notification rate per million population by country

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Infographic: Measles in Europe, June 2019

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Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 9-15 June 2019, Week 24

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ECDC: Insufficient vaccination coverage in EU/EEA fuels continued measles circulation

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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, May 2019

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Communicable Disease Threats Report, 5-11 May 2019, Week 19

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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, April 2019

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Communicable disease threats report, 7-13 April 2019, Week 15

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Measles cases increase in the EU/EEA in April – significant outbreaks ongoing

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Measles vaccination gaps in teenagers and young adults highlighted in ECDC’s report

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Measles cases increase significantly in the last month in a number of EU/EEA countries

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ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment highlights young adults and healthcare workers as groups that are susceptible to measles, 21 March 2018

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May 2013

Event

Individual decision-making and childhood vaccination

24 May 2013
Stockholm, Sweden
Sep 2012

Event

Inform, protect, immunise: engaging underserved populationsArchived

4 Sep 2012 - 6 Sep 2012
Dublin, Ireland
Apr 2012

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'Free Thinkers for Measles Elimination' meetingArchived

24 Apr 2012 - 25 Apr 2012
ECDC, Stockholm

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European Immunisation Week, 2012Archived

21 Apr 2012 - 27 Apr 2012

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Infographic: Measles in Europe, June 2019

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Infographic: Measles in Europe, May 2019

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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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Number of measles deaths by country, EU/EEA, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 (n=22)

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Peer-reviewed publications

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Vaccines, trust and European public health

Jan 2018

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Lebanon’s experience in surveillance of communicable diseases during a mass gathering: Sixth Francophone Games, 2009

Jan 2017

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Jan 2016

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Measles among migrants in the European Union and the European Economic Area

Jan 2016