Measles and rubella monitoring, October 2014

surveillance report
Publication series: Bi-annual measles and rubella monitoring report
Time period covered: October 2013 - September 2014

Measles and rubella are targeted for elimination in Europe by 2015. ECDC closely monitors progress towards interruption of endemic transmission of both diseases through enhanced surveillance and epidemic intelligence. Measles and rubella vaccinations are routinely delivered as trivalent measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine in Europe, and the first of the two recommended doses is normally given during the second year of life.