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Lack of transparency makes a mystery out of President Bolsonaro’s health

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President Jair Bolsonaro

Hospitalized since January 27 for surgery to remove a colostomy bag he has used since his September 6 stabbing, President Jair Bolsonaro has been diagnosed with pneumonia. After doctors at the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo detected a fever on Wednesday evening, Mr. Bolsonaro underwent a CT scan which showed inflammation in his lungs compatible with the respiratory infection.

This development comes four days after the president began a course of antibiotics to treat a suspected infection to his abdominal region, where the surgery was carried out. With the identification of pneumonia, his treatment has been altered.

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