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Measles notifications (confirmed cases) England and Wales 1995 - 2013* by quarter


Following the Measles-Rubella (MR) school campaign in November 1994 the Health Protection Agency has offered oral fluid testing to confirm the diagnosis on all notified cases of measles, mumps and rubella. This is part of the enhanced surveillance programme for these vaccine-preventable diseases. The table below shows only the cases confirmed by oral fluid IgM antibody tests and/or PCR in each quarter compared to the number of notified cases.
For the total number of laboratory confirmed cases of measles see laboratory confirmed cases.
 
     
Tested
Confirmed
Year
Quarter
Uncorrected
Notified
Cases
Number
%
Number
%
2013*1 4th 535# 620 116.0% 17 2.7%
2013*1 3rd 872 770 88.3% 83 10.8%
2013*1 2nd 3167 2654 83.8% 402 15.1%
2013*1 1st 2222 1369 61.6% 383 28.0%

2012*

4th 1664 944 56.7% 309 32.7%

2012

3rd 1307 873 66.8% 241 27.6%
2012 2nd 1192# 1454 121.9% 419 28.8%
2012 1st 982# 1277 130.0% 168 13.2%
2011 4th 451# 627 139.0% 138 22.0%
2011 3rd 477# 610 127.8% 154 25.2%
2011 2nd 862# 1208 140.1% 346 28.6%
2011 1st 538# 722 134.2% 151 20.9%
2010 4th 370# 458 123.8% 31 6.8%
2010 3rd 579# 646 111.6% 134 20.7%
2010 2nd 736 641 87.1% 71 11.1%

2010

1st 543 452 83.2% 13 2.9%

2009

4th 519 398 76.7% 4 1.0%
2009 3rd 830 558 62.2% 86 11.1%
2009 2nd 2133 1811 84.9% 482 26.6%
2009 1st 1781 1704 95.7% 304 17.8%
2008 4th 1405 1053 74.9% 265 25.2%
2008 3rd 1347 1066 79.1% 231 21.7%
2008 2nd 1382 1308 94.7% 324 24.7%
2008
1st
970
954
98.4%
181
19.0%
2007
4th
988
849
85.9%
170
20.0%
2007
3rd
1348
1136
84.3%
308
27.1%
2007
2nd
775
758
98.1%
133
17.5%
2007
1st
589
554
94.0%
13
2.3%
2006
4th
506
466
92.1%
8
1.7%
2006
3rd
887
747
84.2%
55
7.4%
2006
2nd
1599
1449
90.6%
295
20.4%
2006
1st
719
709
98.6%
107
15.1%
2005
4th
408
346
84.8%
14
4.0%
2005
3rd
470
359
76.4%
11
3.1%
2005
2nd
645
561
87.0%
16
2.9%
2005
1st
591
587
99.3%
13
2.2%
2004
4th
518#
592
114.3%
9
1.5%
2004
3rd
553#
590
106.7%
34
5.8%
2004
2nd
741#
830
112.0%
78
9.4%
2004
1st
635#
761
119.8%
29
3.8%
2003
4th
554#
667
120.4%
62
9.3%
2003
3rd
576
576
100%
55
9.5%
2003
2nd
723#
756
104.6%
112
14.8%
2003
1st
693#
884
127.6%
106
12.0%
2002
4th
567#
612
107.9%
64
10.5%
2002
3rd
646
577
89.3%
20
3.5%
2002
2nd
845
779
92.2%
40
5.1%
2002
1st
1199#
1386
115.6%
82
5.9%
2001
4th
528
467
88.4%
13
2.0%
2001
3rd
466
347
74.5%
6
1.7%
2001
2nd
572
451
78.8%
4
0.9%
2001
1st
741
592
79.9%
5
0.9%
2000
4th
466
342
73.4%
6
1.8%
2000
3rd
563
391
69.4%
8
2.0%
2000
2nd
691
494
71.5%
25
5.1%
2000
1st
746
524
70.2%
35
6.7%
1999
4th
517
421
81.4%
21
5.0%
1999
3rd
591
385
65.0%
12
3.1%
1999
2nd
635
428
67.4%
6
1.4%
1999
1st
709
427
60.2%
8
1.9%
1998
4th
700
458
65.4%
4
0.9%
1998
3rd
771
489
63.4%
4
0.8%
1998
2nd
1037
759
73.2%
4
0.5%
1998
1st
1220
823
67.5%
30
3.6%
1997
4th
985
718
72.9%
113
15.7%
1997
3rd
949
605
63.8%
20
3.3%
1997
2nd
1137
693
60.9%
10
1.4%
1997
1st
1097
768
70.0%
8
1.0%
1996
4th
1090
708
65.1%
2
0.3%
1996
3rd
1123
694
61.8%
15
2.2%
1996
2nd
1613
928
57.5%
33
3.6%
1996
1st
1962
990
50.5%
13
1.3%
1995
4th
1394
773
55.5%
6
0.8%
1995
3rd
1457
885
60.7%
9
1.0%
1995
2nd
1924
1242
64.6%
5
0.4%
1995
1st
2672
1722
64.4%
27
1.6%

Source: Notifications of Infectious Diseases confirmed by salivary antibody detection at the Health Protection Agency, Centre for Infections.
* Provisional
# Oral fluid specimens were submitted early from suspected cases and may not have been subsequently notified, thus the proportion tested is artificially high in this quarter.

1- England only data

Graph: Measles notifications (confirmed cases) England and Wales 1995 - 2013 by quarter

For the total number of confirmed cases of measles see Confirmed cases of measles, by region & age 1996-2013


Last reviewed: 6 March 2014