KUANTAN, Aug 5 (Bernama) -- A six-year-old boy died of Influenza A(H1N1) in Pahang today, the first death from the disease in the state which raised the national death toll to 13.
Mohd Hyafiq (rpt) Hyafiq Aiman Mohd Saiful Afendi died at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan (HTAA) Hospital here at 12.40pm after suffering from pneumonia.
The boy's mother, identified only as Tia, said her son was admitted to the hospital on Aug 1 after he developed fever and complained of stomachache.
She said her only child, a pupil of the Unity Kindergarten in Taman Bukit Setongkol, was buried at the Bukit Ubi cemetery this evening.
She also claimed that she was not allowed to see her son while he was under quarantine at the hospital and was informed this afternoon that he had died.
Pahang Local Government, Environment and Health Committee chairman Datuk Hoh Khai Mun, when contacted by Bernama, confirmed the death but declined to elaborate.
It is better for the Government to take the big move to significantly stop the H1N1 from spreading. One is to close all schools for a period of 1 or 2 weeks as the fatal disease seems to spread more and more every day.
The number of death is also increasing to 13 to date.