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George HW Bush taken to hospital

FORMER US president George HW Bush has been admitted to a Houston hospital after contracting an infection, a family spokesman says.

The admission comes just days after the funeral of his wife of 73 years, first lady Barbara Bush, who died last week aged 92.

She died at home in Houston on April 17.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath said on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is “responding to treatments and appears to be recovering.”

He says he was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital Sunday morning after an infection spread to his blood.

Barbara Bush was laid to rest Saturday in a ceremony attended by her husband and former presidents Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, George W Bush and their spouses, along with current first lady Melania Trump.

Recent years have seen the former president’s health decline, including a diagnosis of vascular Parkinsonism that has left him wheelchair bound.

Last year, he was one of many men in power who faced allegations of sexual harassment. Several women came fo…

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