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

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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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Infographic: Measles in Europe, May 2019

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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, 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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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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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, January 2019

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

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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, December 2018

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

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

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Epidemiological update: Measles - monitoring European outbreaks, 15 September 2017

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

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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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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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Peer-reviewed publications

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

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

Jan 2014

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

Jan 2014

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Measles outbreak in Bulgaria: poor maternal educational attainment as a risk factor for medical complications.

Jan 2013

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A collaborative approach to investigating the risk of thrombocytopenic purpura after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in England and Denmark

Jan 2012