Former United States President Clinton is hospitalized for non-COVID infection

Former United States President Bill Clinton was in a hospital in California on Thursday with an infection and responded well to two days of treatment, his doctor said.

Clinton, 75, was admitted Tuesday night to UCI Medical Center in Irvine “for a non-COVID-19 infection,” Clinton spokeswoman Angel Urena said. “He is in a good way, in a good mood and incredibly grateful to doctors, nurses and staff who give him excellent care.”

The former president went to the hospital after feeling tired and was diagnosed with sepsis, a circulatory infection that doctors believe began as a urinary tract infection, CNN reported, referring to his doctors.

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Clinton’s doctors, 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 in the hospital for continuous monitoring,” they said. “After two days of treatment, the number of white blood cells decreases and he responds well to antibiotics.”

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

Clinton, a Democrat who was president from 1993 to 2001, has had previous health problems, including a quadruple bypass operation in 2004 and a procedure in 2010 to open a blocked artery in the heart with two stents. CNN reported that Clinton’s current hospital stay is not related to his heart problem.

CNN also reported that the former president was in the intensive care unit, primarily to give him privacy, and he was not on a breathing machine, according to doctors who treated the former president at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, California.

The former governor of Arkansas came to the White House by defeating a sitting president, Republican George HW Bush, and served during a period of urgent partisanship in Washington, a harbinger of the current bitter political state.

Clinton won re-election in 1996 against longtime Republican Senator Bob Dole.

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Clinton endured blue political battles with the Republicans. He was indicted in 1998 by the Republican-led House of Representatives over his sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, but remained in office when the Senate acquitted him in 1999.

He is known for his remarkable talent for socializing with people and an exceptional understanding of political issues, making him a skilled politician and leader.

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