Bill Clinton in hospital for ‘non-Covid infection’

Bill Clinton in hospital for 'non-Covid infection'
Bill Clinton served as president from 1993 to 2001. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: Former US President Bill Clinton has been admitted to a hospital in California and receiving treatment for a “non-Covid-related infection”, a spokesman says.

Mr Clinton is “on the mend” and “in good spirits” after being admitted to UC Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday, spokesman Angel Ureña said.

Though it is unclear what led to the admission, Mr Clinton, 75, has a history of heart disease.

A statement from the former president’s doctors said he had received antibiotics and fluids, adding that Mr Clinton remained at the hospital for “continuous monitoring”.

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

The doctors at UC Irvine are in contact with Bill Clinton’s medical team in New York, as well as his cardiologist, and said they anticipated he would be released from hispital soon.

Bill Clinton was in California for a private event for his foundation and he had been feeling fatigued on Tuesday and was admitted to the hospital after testing, his office said.

His doctors said urologic infections are very common in older people, and they are easily treated, although they can quickly spread to the bloodstream.

The former president will be given intravenous antibiotics until Friday, when he will likely be switched to oral antibiotics.

The doctors said that his vital measurements are all stable.

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