Rapid risk assessment: ongoing outbreak of measles in Romania, risk of spread and epidemiological situation in EU/EEA countries, 3 March 2017

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Ongoing outbreak of measles in Romania, risk of spread and epidemiological situation in EU/EEA countries– 3 March 2017, Stockholm. ECDC; 2017.

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This rapid risk assessment reviews the ongoing outbreak of measles in Romania as well as the risk of spread and epidemiological situation of measles in EU/EEA countries.

Executive summary

​A measles outbreak in Romania has been ongoing since February 2016 and cases continue to be reported despite implemented and ongoing response measures at national level through reinforced vaccination activities. As of 17 February 2017, 3 071 cases had been reported to the National Institute of Public Health in Romania since the end of September 2016.