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Former president George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized for several days in Houston, Tex. due to a bronchitis infection.

Bush was admitted to Methodist Hospital at Texas Medical Center so doctors could try to prevent the bronchitis from turning into pneumonia.

After developing  a secondary bacterial infection, to former leader of the free world is said to be in stable condition.

USA Today spoke to the physician overseeing Bush's treatment, Amy Myunderse. "He is definitely in great spirits," says Myunderse. "He is happy, joking and definitely getting better."

Mr. Bush, the father of former president George W. Bush, has been confined to a wheelchair recently due to complications from Parkinson's disease. »

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