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The Meningitis Trust website has information on what to look out for if you think your child may have meningitis. Here are a few symptoms to watch for in babies and toddlers:
Cold hands and feet
Pale, blotchy skin
Refusing food and vomitting
Fretful, dislike being handled
Tense, bulging fontanelle
Dislike of bright light
The parents of a Northamptonshire toddler who died from meningitis are trying to raise awareness of the illness.
3-year-old Jayden Nel went to sleep last Thursday (December 6) as usual but woke up being sick. His family drove him to hospital where he died shortly after arriving.
Staff at the hospital said it was the worst case of meningitis they'd seen in 20 years.
The symptoms of meningitis vary but can include a headache, stiff neck and a dislike of bright light.