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Former United States President Bill Clinton is presently admitted into a California University Irvine Medical Center for an infection, a spokesperson revealed on Thursday.

Clinton is reported to be under treatment for ‘sepsis’, an infection caused when an infection “triggers a chain reaction throughout the body.”

Clinton 75, is said to be “mobile” and was joking around with hospital staff on Thursday, CNN reports.

Doctors say he is in good spirits as he has been administered IV antibiotics.

The disease ‘sepsis’ is considered to be a life-threatening medical emergency, and if left untreated it could quickly cause tissue damage, organ failure, and death, the CDC states.

Doctors say: “After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well. We hope to have him go home soon.”

Reports say the most common source of sepsis infection forms in the lung, urinary tract, skin, or gastrointestinal tract.

Wife and former First Lady Hillary was said to have visited her husband at the hospital on Thursday.

 

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