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Former US President Bush Hospitalized

Former president George H.W. Bush is reportedly hospitalized after contracting an infection, spokesperson says.

“President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning 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,” spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.

At 93 years old, the former President has suffered a number of health complications in recent years, including vascular parkinsonism and a recent case of pneumonia.

The incidence comes few days after 1,000 mourners gathered Saturday to remember his late wife former first lady Barbara Bush.

Barbara Bush was buried in a gated plot at her husband’s presidential library at Texas A&M University in College Station, which is about 100 miles from Houston.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath said the ceremony was ‘a very brief but poignant and beautiful ending to a very moving and incredible day’.

‘It would have been exactly what Barbara Bush wanted,’ McGrath added.

 

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