3:38 pm, Tue 11 Dec 2012
For more information see the Trust's website
Credit: Meningitis Trust
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:
Fretful, dislike being handled
Tense, bulging fontanelle
Dislike of bright light
3:04 pm, Tue 11 Dec 2012
Jayden Nel, who died after contracting meningitis
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.
3-year-old Jayden died shortly after arriving at hospital
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.