Surveillance guidelines for measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome in the WHO European Region, update December 2012 (2012)




In line with the European Region's goal of eliminating measles and rubella, these guidelines are intended to provide technical advice on the design and implementation of surveillance programmes. Surveillance indicators defined in these guidelines will be critical for assessing whether Member States have achieved the level of disease surveillance necessary for documenting elimination of indigenous measles and rubella transmission, and verifying that the Region’s elimination objectives have been reached.