Lincoln girl, 12, dies with H1N1
(NECN: Brad Puffer, Providence, R.I.) - For the second time in a week, a child with swine flu in the Ocean State has died.
"She was a beautiful little girl that touched many many lives," her mother, Carla Alves, said.
Skyla Reposa-Alves was just twelve years old. Her mother said she came down with flu-like illness last week, and for a short time, seemed to be getting better, but then began coughing.
"She was sick earlier in the week. On Thursday she had no fever, On Friday she seemed very off and she looked at me she said call the ambulance I am dying," Alves said. "She got to the hospital at twelve on Friday. By 10 p.m. on Saturday she was gone."
Rhode Island Health Director confirmed Tuesday she had contracted the H1N1 virus. And while she was born with Prader Willi Syndrome -- a genetic disorder that can lead to obesity -- she was otherwise healthy.
Her death comes less than a week after another healthy 12-year old Bristol girl also died after contracting the virus.
"What it shows us we are seeing a lot of people getting ill over a short amount of time and as we knew we expected to see some death with that," Rhode Island Health Director Dr. David Gifford said..http://www.necn.com/Boston/New-England/ ... 87359.html