Health officials issued a statewide alert over swine flu on Sunday evening with the wake of the death of a 70-year-old farmer near Coimbatore due to the suspected H1N1 virus and four patients having tested positive for the killer virus in Chennai in only a few days, which took the number of cases to 11 in the state. The state health department has advised people with symptoms of cold, cough and fever to consult doctors. It is not a reason to panic but a cause of concern for us.
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