Thailand’s queen in hospital with high fever, lung infection

Queen Sirikit is being treated at a hospital for a high fever and lung infection a month after the death of her husband, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

By: AP | Bangkok | Published:November 18, 2016 3:17 pm
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Thailand’s royal palace says Queen Sirikit is being treated at a hospital for a high fever and lung infection a month after the death of her husband, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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Sirikit, who has been staying at Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital, was transferred to Chulalongkorn Hospital, where specialists succeeded in bringing down the 84-year-old queen’s fever on Thursday, the palace said in a statement Friday. It said she was able to “breathe well and eat.”

It said an X-ray revealed a lung infection for which she was being treated with antibiotics. The queen has been in poor health for years and is known to have suffered a stroke. Bhumibol, the world’s longest-serving monarch, died on Oct. 13 after battling several illnesses for years. The country is observing a one-year mourning period.