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: 10 May 2019

Highest numbers
Romania, France, Poland and Lithuania
3789 cases
from Jan-Mar 2019
Vaccination coverage
is below 95% in most countries

Latest updates

Publication

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

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Data

Number of measles cases by country, EU/EEA, March 2019 (n=1 548)

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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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Number of measles cases by country, EU/EEA, February 2019 (n=1 082)

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

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Publication

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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Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 6-12 January 2019, week 2

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News

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

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News

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

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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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Sep 2012

Event

Inform, protect, immunise: engaging underserved populationsArchived

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

Event

'Free Thinkers for Measles Elimination' meetingArchived

24 Apr 2012 - 25 Apr 2012
ECDC, Stockholm

Event

European Immunisation Week, 2012Archived

21 Apr 2012 - 27 Apr 2012

Data

Number of measles cases by country, EU/EEA, February 2019 (n=1 082)

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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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Number of measles cases by month and notification rate per million population by country, EU/EEA, 1 March 2018–28 February 2019

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Number of measles deaths by country, EU/EEA, 1 March 2018–28 February 2019 (n=29)

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Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

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

Jan 2017

Peer-Reviewed Publication

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

Jan 2016

Peer-Reviewed Publication

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

Jan 2016

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Public health structures attendance during the Ebola outbreak in Guéckédou, Guinea

Jan 2016

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Impact of measles national vaccination coverage on burden of measles across 29 Member States of the European Union and European Economic Area, 2006-2011

Jan 2014