Czech Republic confirms third case of swine flu, excludes fourth

The Czech Health Ministry has ruled out a fourth case of swine flu in the country on Thursday. Two Czechs who had recently arrived from the US were originally diagnosed with the virus, however one of them is apparently not infected. 193 Czechs have been tested for swine flu since the country reported its first case on May 25 and another 10 days later. The World Health Organisation on Thursday declared an official pandemic, with over 26,000 infections and 140 deaths reported across 73 countries.