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Byrd to Remain in Hospital

Sen. Robert Byrd's (D) office just announced that the West Virginian will remain at Inova Fairfax hospital for "several more days" for "monitoring and antibiotic treatment for a mild infection."

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Sen. Robert Byrd, Sept., 2007 (Photo -- The Associated Press)

"Byrd is alert, talking with staff and in good spirits and looks forward to getting back to work as soon as possible," said Byrd spokesman Jesse Jacobs.

The 90-year-old was admitted to the hospital last night for observation after suffering a fever. This is Byrd's third stint in the hospital this year.

By Ben Pershing  |  June 3, 2008; 2:03 PM ET
Categories:  Senate  
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