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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush hospitalized with infection

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Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston for treatment of an infection, a spokesman said on Monday, just days after his wife was laid to rest.

Bush Sr., who is 93, was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital on Sunday morning after he contracted an infection that spread to his blood, his spokesman Jim McGrath said.

“He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updates as events warrant,” McGrath said in a statement.

Other details were not immediately available, but it comes less than a week after the death of his wife Barbara, who was laid to rest on Saturday. The couple had been married for more than 73 years.

Bush has been dealing with a number of health issues over the years, including a form of Parkinson’s disease that has forced him to use a wheelchair. He was hospitalized twice last year as he suffered from pneumonia.

Bush, who was in office from 1989 until 1993, is the oldest living former American president. He is also the father of George W. Bush, who served as president from 2001 until 2009, and Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida who ran for president in 2016.

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