Thai Palace Says 88-Year-Old King Bhumibol Has Unknown Infection

  • Physicians await lab tests after king suffered high fever
  • King has lived at Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital since May 2015

Thailand's king Bhumibol Adulyadej, in 2012.

Photographer: Piti A Sahakorn/LightRocket via Getty Images

Thailand’s 88-year-old king, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has come down with an unknown infection and is being treated at the Bangkok hospital where he lives, according to a palace statement Tuesday.

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