Technical Consultation on Measles, Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Surveillance




Using the existing Surveillance guidelines for measles and congenital rubella infection in the WHO European Region as a starting point, the scope and purpose of the meeting was to:

  • Review, and if necessary revise, existing case definitions and surveillance methodologies;
  • Recommend methods for CRI/CRS surveillance in low, medium and high incidence countries;
  • Develop clearly defined measles, rubella and CRI/CRS surveillance performance indicators; and
  • Recommend methods for the further integration of surveillance for measles and rubella.