7th meeting of the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC). Report (2018)

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The European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC) met for the seventh time on 13-15 June 2018 in Paris, France. Seven members of the RVC evaluated national annual status updates (ASUs) and other relevant documents for 2017 from all 53 countries. The RVC concluded that, by the end of 2017, 43 Member States provided evidence to demonstrate that endemic transmission of measles was interrupted. Of these, 37 have eliminated measles, documenting interrupted transmission for at least 36 months. Endemic rubella transmission was interrupted in 42 Member States, of which 37 have eliminated rubella. Thirty-five Member States provided evidence for the elimination of both measles and rubella.