ECDC has published Epidemiological update: Measles - monitoring European outbreaks. Excerpt:
Since the beginning of 2017 and as of 12 April, Austria has reported 71 cases, which exceeds the cumulative number of cases reported in 2016.
Since mid-March 2017 and as of 19 April, according to media Bulgaria reported 61 cases in the city of Plovdiv, an increase of 16 cases since the last report. Twenty-six cases are confirmed. Most cases have been registered in Plovdiv (30), followed by the Municipality Rodopi, Sadovo and Krichim. On 9 April 2017, Bulgaria reported the first death, a 10-month-old unimmunised child.
Since 1 January and as of 31 March 2017, France reported 134 cases, three times more than the number of reported cases in 2016 over the same period. The cases are mainly linked to an epidemic outbreak in Lorraine (60 cases). Two cases of encephalitis and 15 severe pneumopathies have been recorded since the beginning of the year.
According to the national public health institute as of 2 April 2017, 410 cases have been reported in Germany since the beginning of 2017 representing an increase of 138 cases compared with the previous update. In the same period in 2016, Germany reported 26 cases.
Since the beginning of 2017 and as of 19 April, Italy reported 1 603 cases, with 152 cases among healthcare workers. The cases are reported from 18 of the 21 regions in Italy. Most of the cases are above the age of 15 years and 88% of the cases were not vaccinated. During March 2016, 75 cases of measles were reported compared to 727 in March 2017.
Since the beginning of 2017 and as of 19 April 2017, Portugal reported 21 measles cases including one death, a 17-year-old girl who was not vaccinated. Further cases are under investigation. Contact tracing is ongoing as part of the epidemiological investigation.
Between 1 January 2016 and 14 April 2017, Romania has reported 4 793 cases of measles, including 21 deaths. Cases are either laboratory-confirmed or have an epidemiological link to a laboratory-confirmed case. Infants and young children are the most affected population. Thirty-eight of the 42 districts report cases, Caras Severin (West part of the country, at the border with Serbia) being the most affected district with 943 cases. Vaccination activities are ongoing in order to cover communities with suboptimal vaccination coverage. On 19 April, media quoting the National Institute of Public Health reported that an additional case has died, bringing the total to 22 deaths.