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Former US President Bill Clinton to spend another night in hospital with non-Covid infection

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Bill Clinton served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. (file)

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Former US President Bill Clinton will spend another night in a hospital in California to be treated for the infection, his spokesman said on Saturday.

Clinton, 75, who led the United States from 1993 to 2001, was admitted Tuesday evening with a non-Covid-related blood infection at the UCI Medical Center in Irvine, south of Los Angeles.

Spokesperson Angel Ureena said on Twitter that Clinton would remain in the hospital overnight “to continue receiving IV antibiotics prior to expected discharge tomorrow.”

Ureena tweeted, Clinton is “in great spirits and spending time with family, hanging out with friends and watching college football.”

The New York Times quoted a colleague as saying that the former president developed a urinary tract infection that turned into sepsis.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sepsis is an extreme physical response to infection that affects 1.7 million people in the US each year.

It kills 270,000 of those infected each year.

The infection was the latest health crisis for the 42nd President of the United States. In 2004, at the age of 58, he had a quadruple bypass operation after doctors found signs of extensive heart disease.

Six years later, stents were placed in his coronary artery.

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