Brazilian president advised to reduce workload after pneumonia

13:26, May 03, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was advised on Monday to reduce her workload after being treated for pneumonia.

Earlier in the day, the president left Sao Paulo and returned to Brasilia. She had been admitted into the Sirio-Libanes Hospital in Sao Paulo.

It is not known whether she will resume work on Tuesday.

Rousseff's personal physician Dr. Roberto Kalil Filho said the president's pneumonia is not severe. She has been treated with antibiotics.

"It is a normal, routine picture, a flu which got worse," he said.

The pneumonia was first detected last Thursday, when Rousseff was expected to deliver a speech in the World Economic Forum in Rio. The speech was first postponed to Friday and then can.

The president was hospitalized for exams on Saturday. Doctor later ruled out other health problems.

Rousseff was diagnosed with cancer two years ago and underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments. She was considered recovered from the disease prior to taking office.

Source: Xinhua
BRICS Leaders  Meeting 2011
Japan in  aftershocks
  Weekly review  
April 23   Pictures catch ancient & cultural heritage of a Sichuan town
April 28   Will China's rise lead to the decline of U.S.?
April 25   Kunming-Singapore High-Speed Railway begins construction
April 25   Chinese path -- a marvel of world's economic growth
April 23   The week in pictures
April 26   Second excavation to sunken 'Nan'ao No 1' finished
April 27   Guizhou girl designs tea set for Prince William's wedding
April 26   PLA reserve force Type 07 uniform makes debut in Beijing
April 28   Old friends eye for new & higher levels of cooperation
April 29   Shanghai auto show closes


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden dead
  • BRICS Leaders' Meeting 2011
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • New York City beefs up security forces after Osama's death
  • Barcelona gears up for clash with Real Madrid
  • Film Society's Chaplin Award honors Sidney Poitier
  • Gaddafi supporters attend funeral of Gaddafi's son
  • Algerian students protest to require improvement of social status
  • Americans commemorate victims of 9/11 after Laden's death
Hot Forum Dicussion