Kennedy to remain hospitalized with viral infection
February 7, 2000
Web posted at: 4:06 p.m. EST (2106 GMT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), will remain in the
hospital for a few days in order to recover from the flu, his doctor said Monday.
Kennedy will continue to receive treatment for symptoms of his
illness, which include fever, a cough, muscle-aches and chills.
"Senator Kennedy is suffering from a viral illness, and is responding
nicely to treatment," said his physician, Dr. Mark Abbruzzese, in a written
statement released Monday afternoon.
"His symptoms are typical of such cases. I expect him to remain in the
hospital for continued observation for the next few days."
The 67-year-old Massachusetts Democrat checked himself into Sibley
Memorial Hospital in Washington on Sunday morning for medication after suffering
from a cough, fever and chills as well as back and shoulder pain.
"Ted is well on his way to speedy recovery," said the senator's wife in
a written statement. "He's feeling better today than yesterday, and is
itching to go home. But he is still running a temperature, and his doctors and
I have convinced him that another few days of rest is the best treatment."
From CNN Capitol Hill Producer Dana Bash