Egyptian doctors examine Arafat
A team of Egyptian doctors examined Yasser Arafat after he suffered from fever, nausea and a stuffy nose, an aide to the Palestinian leader said Tuesday.
The health of the 75-year-old has been a subject of intense speculation in recent years.
An Arafat's aide told The AP that despite the current flu-like symptoms, Arafat has observed the dawn-to-dusk fast of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan which began Friday.
Arafat no longer has fever or nausea, but the stuffy nose remains, his aide said. Arafat felt strong enough Monday to preside over a three-hour meeting with members of his Fatah movement.
Arafat caught his cold last Tuesday, while walking in the windy courtyard of his Ramallah headquarters, the aides said. That evening, Arafat felt nauseous during dinner, couldn't finish his meal and went to bed early, the aide added. (Albawaba.com)
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