Brazilian president Bolsonaro has pneumonia, hospital says

Elias Hubbard
February 10, 2019

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro had a fever and possible pneumonia, his doctors said on Thursday, 10 daysafter the far-right leader underwent surgery on the stomach wound he suffered when stabbed previous year.

Bolsonaro was submitted on January 28th to a surgical procedure to reconstruct his intestinal traffic and remove a colostomy bag - his third surgery after being stabbed during a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, last September.

The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo said in a statement on Thursday that doctors had adjusted his antibiotics dose after a fever late on Wednesday.

Symptoms of pneumonia were discovered after Bolsonaro developed a fever on Wednesday, according to the medical report quoted by G1.

"President Bolsonaro continues to feel no pain, is using a nasogastric tube and abdominal drains, and is consuming liquids orally in association with parenteral nutrition", said a hospital bulletin released on Thursday.

Bolsonaro, who had become during the election campaign, the victim of a knife attack, is since last week in the hospital, where an artificial anus back surgery. Bolsonaro was injured in the intestines and was given a colostomy.

The surgery took seven hours and was deemed a complete success.

Mr Bolsonaro had been due to be discharged by next Monday at the earliest. Now doctors have not confirmed a precise date to discharge him.

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