Thailand's ailing king treated for lung infection, fever

2016-01-11 10:33
Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. (Christophe Archambault, AFP)

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. (Christophe Archambault, AFP)

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Bangkok – Thailand's royal palace has released a vaguely worded health report on the country's 88-year-old king, the world's longest reigning monarch who has been ailing for years, describing what appears to be a new bout of lung infection and occasional fever with rapid breathing.

The statement issued on Sunday said King Bhumibol Adulyadej has battled a fever for the past two weeks and was being looked after by doctors.

It said tests found "an infection in the lower part of the lungs" and a blood infection and inflammation in his right knee joint.

The king was given oxygen, intravenous antibiotics and other medication, the statement said, adding that "currently, the king's fever has eased but his breathing is occasionally faster than normal, while his pulse and blood pressure are normal."

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