Former US president Bush in intensive care

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FORMER US president George H W Bush has been admitted to a hospital intensive care unit “following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever”, but he is alert and talking to medical staff, his spokesman said.

Jim McGrath, Mr Bush’s spokesman in Houston, said in a brief email that Mr Bush was admitted to the ICU at Methodist Hospital on Sunday.

He said doctors are cautiously optimistic about his treatment and that the former president “remains in guarded condition”.


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