Bill Clinton hospitalised with blood infection

Former US President, Bill Clinton, has been admitted to the Irvine Medical Centre in California with a suspected blood infection.

Mr Clinton, who is 75, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday and doctors said he was responding well to treatment.

An earlier report from US news channel, CNN, said Mr Clinton, who is 75, was moved to intensive care, primarily to give him privacy.

Doctors said that his condition is not related to previous heart problems or Covid-19 and he is not on a ventilator.

Clinton’s spokesperson, Angel Urena, said: “He is on the mend, in good spirits, and incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses and staff providing him with excellent care.”

The US TV news channel CNN, reported that the former president went to the hospital after feeling fatigued and was diagnosed with sepsis, an infection of the bloodstream, which doctors believe started as a urinary tract infection.

Clinton’s physicians, Alpesh Amin and Lisa Bardack, said in a statement that 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.

“After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well,” they said

They added: “We hope to have him go home soon.”

The Democrat served the maximum two terms as US President from 1993 to 2001.

He beat Republican George H W Bush in the 1992 election. He was replaced as President in 2001 by George Bush senior’s son, George W Bush.

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