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Ex-President Bill Clinton in Hospital for Non-COVID-Related Infection

Ex-President Bill Clinton in Hospital for Non-COVID-Related Infection

Friday, 15 October, 2021 - 09:30
Former US president Bill Clinton, who was hospitalized this week with a blood infection, has a history of heart trouble. Martin BUREAU AFP/File

Former US President Bill Clinton was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday evening “for a non-COVID-19 infection,” his spokesman said on Thursday.

Clinton, 75, is on “the mend, in good spirits, and incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses and staff providing him with excellent care,” spokesman Angel Urena tweeted.

“He’s up and about, joking and charming the hospital staff,” he added.

His physicians said he was “admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and administered IV antibiotics and fluids.”

“He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring,” they said in a statement. “After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well.”

The doctors affirmed they are in non-stop touch with Clinton’s New York-based medical team including his cardiologist. “We hope to have him go home soon,” they added.

Clinton served as America's 42nd president from 1993 to 2001.

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