DHAKA: Former US President George H W Bush is being treated for bronchitis in hospital in Houston, Texas, hospital and family officials have said.
Mr Bush, 88, has been in hospital for six days with a "lingering cough", his spokesman Jim McGrath told CNN.
His condition is not considered life-threatening and the former president is expected to be discharged this weekend, reports say.
Mr Bush is the oldest living former president and a World War II veteran.
He was Ronald Reagan`s vice-president for two terms and president for one, serving in the White House from 1989 until 1993.
His chief of staff, Jean Becker, said Mr Bush was admitted to Houston`s Methodist Hospital on Friday, after several visits in recent weeks, the Houston Chronicle newspaper reported.
His son, former President George W Bush visited on Sunday with his wife, Laura.
Ms Becker added that there had been concerns Mr Bush`s condition might have developed into pneumonia and news of his treatment had not been made public "out of respect" for the former president.
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