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George H.W. Bush hospitalized after infection spreads to his blood

Bush is responding to medical treatment and appears to be recovering, a family spokesman said.

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, a family spokesman said Monday.

The spokesman, Jim McGrath, said Bush, 93, was responding to medical treatment at Houston Methodist Hospital and appeared to be recovering. He was admitted on Sunday.

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The hospitalization came less than a week after the death of the 41st president’s wife, Barbara. She was 92.

Bush, who has a form of Parkinson’s disease, has been hospitalized several times in recent years for respiratory problems. He was hospitalized twice last year, including a two week stay in January that required a trip to the intensive care unit. He was hospitalized again in April.

In 2015, Bush broke a bone in his neck after falling at his summer home in Maine.

Sunday’s hospitalization occurred the day after Barbara’s funeral.