European health officials reported 1,073 cases of measles from 15 countries in Jan. 2018. Greece and France reported the most cases with 431 and 231 cases reported, respectively.
Other countries reporting a significant number of cases in January include Italy (168) and Romania (100).
For the period of Feb. 1, 2017 through Jan. 31, 2018, Europe saw 14,732 cases of measles, which is likely a underestimation, particularly the data coming from Romania.
Most cases were reported by Romania (5,224), Italy (4,978), Greece (1,398) and Germany (906), accounting for 35%, 34%, 9% and 6%, respectively, of all cases reported by EU/EEA countries. 31 deaths were reported for this period.
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Of 13,783 cases with known vaccination status, 87% were unvaccinated, 8% were vaccinated with one dose of measles-containing vaccine, 3% were vaccinated with two or more doses, and 2% were vaccinated with an unknown number of doses. Of all cases, 6% had an unknown vaccination status.
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