KOTA BHARU: The Kelantan Health Department today confirmed that measles was the cause of death of the three-year-old Orang Asli boy from the Batek tribe warded at the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital (HRPZ II) here.
The boy, Nasri Rosli, breathed his last at 6.45 pm yesterday.
Kelantan Health director Dr Zaini Hussin said measles virus attack followed by a secondary bacterial infection had caused a septic shock resulting in the failure of the boy’s organs to function, which led to his death.
The boy’s remains had been taken to Gua Musang Hospital (HGM) for post-mortem.
According to HRPZ II director Datuk Dr Selasawati Ghazali, the Orang Asli boy died after eight days of treatment in the intensive care unit.