Rapid risk assessment: Risk of measles transmission in the EU/EEA
Given the current extent of measles circulation in the EU/EEA, the trend in recent years, and the fact that vaccination coverage for the first and second dose is suboptimal, there is a high risk of continued measles transmission with mutual exportation and importation between EU/EEA Member States and third countries.
Related updates on measles
Vaccination coverage for the first dose of measles containing vaccine, by country, EU/EEA, 2017
Number of measles cases by month and notification rate per million population by country, EU/EEA, 1 July 2017–30 June 2018
Measles is an acute, highly contagious viral disease capable of causing epidemics. Infectivity is close to 100% in susceptible individuals and in the pre-vaccine era measles would affect nearly every individual during childhood.Read more
Immunisation and vaccines
Vaccines represent one of the most effective and cost-saving public health intervention.Read more