A HEALTH warning has been issued following an increase in reports of one of the most infectious diseases.

NHS Forth Valley is raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of measles following an increase in the reports of cases in Europe and some areas of the UK.

One of the most infectious diseases, measles can lead to serious and potentially life-threatening complications in some people.

The health board explained that signs include cold-like symptoms, sore red eyes that may be sensitive to light, a high temperature and small greyish-white spots in the mouth.

The MMR vaccine protects measles, mumps and rubella, first introduced in 1988.

People born in the UK between 1970 and 1979 may have been vaccinated against measles.

However, it’s recommended these people get the MMR vaccine, especially if they’re at high risk of exposure.

People born in the UK between 1980 and 1990 are likely to have been vaccinated against measles.

They may have had only one dose of the MMR vaccine.

The GP practice should be able to check vaccine records.