Seven people, including four babies, died over the 12-month period, six in Romania and one in the UK, said ECDC.
All the EU countries – UK, Romania, Germany and Poland – to report more than 100 measles cases in the year to November 2016 had immunisation rates below the recommended 95 percent level.
Romania’s immunisation rate for the second measles vaccine was 88 percent in 2013, the latest year for which figures were submitted.
Where has measles been eradicated?
North and South America was declared measles-free in September 2016 – a ‘remarkable’ effort for a region that is home to around one billion people.
But it came with a warning.
Dr Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization, said: “I would like to emphasize that our work on this front is not yet done. We can not become complacent with this achievement but must rather protect it carefully.
“Measles still circulates widely in other parts of the world, and so we must be prepared to respond to imported cases. It is critical that we continue to maintain high vaccination coverage rates, and it is crucial that any suspected measles cases be immediately reported to the authorities for rapid follow-up.”
The threat immigration poses to the Americas’ achievement is not lost on some of its healthcare professionals.
“Europe is sending us measles,” says Dr Eduardo Suarez, director of the immunization programme at the Department of Health in El Salvador.
Mexico and the United States are the most sceptical in North and South America when it comes to the benefits of vaccines, but both are still well below levels seen in parts of Europe.
As well as migration, another challenge for the region keeping its measles-free status could be new US president Donald Trump, who is sceptical about the benefits of the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine.
Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes – AUTISM. Many such cases!