Durban - Days after celebrating her ninth birthday Giselle Dariele Chetty died after contracting the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.
Her two-year-old brother, who also allegedly has the virus, is fighting for his life in hospital.
The Deccan Road Primary School pupil was buried on Monday, five days after contracting the virus.
According to family spokesperson, Rachel Soobiah, Giselle was taken to her local doctor after displaying flu-like symptoms which included high fever and a cough.
"She was also not eating. The doctor however failed to pick up the virus and allegedly treated her for the regular flu. He gave her an injection and flu medication and sent her home."