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Bill Clinton: Former US president ‘responding well’ to hospital treatment for infection | US News

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Former US president Bill Clinton is in a California hospital with an infection but is responding well to treatment, doctors say.

The 75-year-old was admitted to UCI Medical Center in Irvine on Tuesday evening with a “non-COVID infection”, according to his spokesperson Angel Urena.

“He is on the mend, in good spirits, and incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses and staff proing him with excellent care,” a statement said.

Mr Clinton had gone to hospital after feeling fatigued.

According to NBC News citing a person close to the former president, Mr Clinton went to the ICU “as a precautionary measure” designed to isolate him and not because his care required it.

The original infection was diagnosed as urologic but then it morphed into a broader one, the source said.

Mr 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 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.

“We hope to have him go home soon.”

Mr Clinton, a Democrat, was the 42nd US president, serving from 1993 until 2001.

He was often praised for his ability to connect with people and to understand sometimes complicated policy issues.

But he was impeached by the House of Representatives in 1998 over his sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

He remained in office after the senate acquitted him the following year.

The former Arkansas governor had a quadruple bypass in 2004 and a procedure to open a blocked artery in his heart in 2010.

His current hospital stay is not believed to be related to his previous heart problems, however.

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