A 28-year-old tailor, P. Mahalingam, died of Swine Flu on Wednesday night.

Health department sources told The Hindu that the youth was referred to Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital with severe fever, cough and blood vomitting after preliminary examination at District Headquarters Hospital, Tirupur, on November 30.

The tests conducted on him subsequently ascertained that he had the bout of swine flu.

The youth died on Wednesday night at CMCH after developing viral pneumonia and pulmnory adult respiratory distress symptoms, sources said.

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