Family quiet on health of George HW Bush

2012-12-28 22:32
Former US president George HW Bush and his wife Barbara Bush. (File, AP)

Former US president George HW Bush and his wife Barbara Bush. (File, AP)

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Houston - The Bush family is keeping quiet on former US president George HW Bush's health condition.

The 88-year-old has been hospitalised since November 23, first for a bronchitis-related cough and more recently with a lingering fever.

Bush's spokesperson and a Texas hospital spokesperson did not immediately respond to messages left by The Associated Press on Friday morning.

A spokesperson said on Thursday that only changes in Bush's condition would prompt updates.

The most recent word came on Thursday evening, when Bush released a statement mourning the death of retired General Norman Schwarzkopf. Schwarzkopf led the Bush-assembled international military coalition that in 1991 routed Iraqi forces who invaded Kuwait.

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