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A mother campaigns to combat Malaria after losing son

Jo Yirrell, campaigning to combat Malaria Photo: Jo Yirrell

A mother from Leighton Buzzard who lost her son to Malaria after he returned home from a trip to Africa, is campaigning for greater awareness of the disease.

Jo Yirrell's son Harry died after not taking the correct medication, which could have stopped him falling ill. She says she wants others to avoid the same fate and now her campaign is being backed by the ITV show "I'm a Celebrity, get me out of here."

Jo Yirrell's son Harry in Africa Credit: Jo Yirrell

Click above to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's, Sarah Beecroft.

For more information on Jo's campaign you can go to the following websites:

http://malarianomore.org.uk/

http://malarianomore.org.uk/real-life-stories/uk/malaria/jo-yirrell