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Former US President Bill Clinton hospitalized with non-COVID-19 infection

09:28, 15 October 2021
Former US President Bill Clinton hospitalized with non-COVID-19 infection Photo: @billclinton/ Twitter/ Global Look Press

The former US President Bill Clinton, 75, was hospitalized with infection to the University of California Irvine Medical Center's intensive care unit on Thursday.

It’s been reported that the ex-President had a urinary tract infection that spread throughout the body in the blood. Without the interference of the doctors, the infection could lead to sepsis.

The officials of Irvine Medical Center claimed that the infection can be very common in older people, and it can be easily treated in the early stages.

Clinton has been admitted to the medical center and prescribed intravenous antibiotics. The doctors said, he has to remain at the hospital for several days. It’s been confirmed that Clinton’s case has nothing in common with COVID-19.

"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," the doctors of the medical center said.

The official spokesman of former American leader Angel Urena said Clinton is on the mend. According to the doctors, Clinton has already talked to his family and he will be discharged soon.

In 2004 the politician had quadruple bypass heart surgery and had two stents inserted to open one artery in 2010. 

Clinton held the post of the US President from January 1993 to January 2001.