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Argentine president back in hospital: this time for “an infectious fever”

Monday, November 3rd 2014 - 08:54 UTC
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Cristina Fernandez has a long record of health problems, although she has managed to overcome all of them Cristina Fernandez has a long record of health problems, although she has managed to overcome all of them

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez stressed health forced her on Sunday afternoon to check into Buenos Aires' Otamendi hospital for treatment of “an infectious fever,” according to a statement issued by the government.

 “President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been suffering from an infectious fever since this afternoon. She decided to check herself in for observation and treatment,” said the statement, which was signed by her medical team, doctors Marcelo Ballesteros and Ricardo Solla.

The health problem follows a bout of pharyngitis two weeks ago, which forced the head of state to rest for 48 hours.

Further back the Argentine president underwent a series of tests at the Favaloro Foundation on the first year of sub-dural surgery to drain cranium blood clots. Following surgery Cristina Fernandez was ordered a month of complete rest and banned from flying for another two months.

Following the checks, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that “the truth is the president is in extraordinary good health, and very active in her daily duties”.

In July 2013 the president suffered a case of pharingo-laryngitis which prevented her from scheduled political rallies and an official trip to neighboring Paraguay.

Last January she was diagnosed “bursitis” in the left trochanter (hip swelling) which demanded physiotherapist treatment and in March during her visit to meet Pope Francis in the Vatican, she suffered a sprained ankle.

Two years ago Cristina Fernandez underwent thyroid surgery, fearing it could have oncologic consequences, however tests finally resulted 'false positive'.

Back in 2011 the Argentine president suffered low pressure episodes, one of them forced her to cancel an official trip to Mexico and the other occurred during the electoral campaign for her re-election, and was attributed to tension and stress.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • Englander

    Hope she hasn't got Ebola.

    Nov 03rd, 2014 - 09:29 am 0
  • golfcronie

    Seems she is falling apart, not only her ineptitude in running a country but her health.

    Nov 03rd, 2014 - 10:08 am 0
  • HansNiesund

    Fortunately, they've got a CT scanner at the Otamendi hospital, so if she's contracted Ebola they'll fix it with that. Imagine if she'd been in the Falklands!

    Nov 03rd, 2014 - 10:42 am 0
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