Former US president George Bush hospitalized a day after his wife's funeral

A day after burying his wife Barbara, who died at age 92, former President George H.W. Bush, 93, has been hospitalised after an infection he contracted spread to his blood.

Spokesman to the former president said that Bush was admitted to the hospital on Sunday. “President Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital Sunday after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updates as events warrant,” Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.

Bush, 94 in a few months, was hospitalised last April for two weeks due to a “mild case of pneumonia.” Earlier in 2017 he was hospitalized for 16 days, also to be treated for pneumonia. He was temporarily placed on a ventilator and was treated in the intensive care unit.

The 41st president uses a wheelchair and an electric scooter for mobility after developing a form of Parkinson’s disease, and he has needed hospital treatment several times in recent years for respiratory problems.
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