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Last Updated: Sunday June 28 2009 13:55 GMT

Elderly man with swine flu dies

Hospital where the man died

An elderly man who was suffering from swine flu has died, health officials in Scotland have confirmed.

The 73-year-old was being treated at Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. Doctors have confirmed he also suffered other health complications.

He's the second person in the UK who was suffering from the virus to die.

For most people, having swine flu is just like normal flu. However if someone is already sick it can become more serious.

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Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the patient at this tragic and very sad time.

"Although it is concerning that the patient had swine flu, we are aware that the patient had very serious underlying health issues."

Wash hands

Experts say that there's still no reason to worry about swine flu.

You can avoid catching it by doing simple things like making sure you wash your hands regularly with soap and water.