Chennai: Twenty-nine persons have so far tested positive for swine flu in Tamil Nadu but instances of the virus were not "endemic but sporadic," Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr VS Vijay said today.Those who have tested positive mainly hail from the districts of Chennai, Coimbatore and Tirupur, he told reporters here.Assuring people that there was no need to panic, he said instances of the virus were "not endemic but sporadic." Children and old persons with lesser resistance were moreprone to swine flu, he said.A 75 year-old farmer from Tirupur district died due to swine flu last week. Twenty-six of his relatives have been administered with preventive vaccine, the minister said."None of the relatives of the victim has been affected by the virus," he said after inspecting facilities at Swine Flu special wards set up in state-run Communicable Diseases Hospital, Stanley Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital.
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