George H.W. Bush hospitalized with infection in blood

Image: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush arrives on the field ahead of
Former President George H.W. Bush arrives on the field to do the coin toss ahead of Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston Copyright Adrees Latif Reuters file
By Tim Stelloh with NBC News U.S. News
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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.

Former President George H.W. Bush arrives on the field to do the coin toss ahead of Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston
Former President George H.W. Bush arrives on the field to do the coin toss ahead of Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on Feb. 5, 2017, in HoustonAdrees Latif

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.

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, was hospitalized for two weeks last year with pneumonia.

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