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    Former US President George H. W. Bush has been moved to intensive care at the Houston Methodist Hospital in the state of Texas and he is now in stable condition, his press office said in a statement.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The release explained that the ex-president arrived at the hospital with an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia. Doctors performed necessary procedures, the release added.

    "President Bush is stable and resting comfortably in the ICU, where he will remain for observation," the statement confirmed.

    The president’s wife, Barbara, has also been admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital this morning as a precaution after experiencing fatigue and cough, according to the release.

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