Brazil president shows symptoms 'compatible' with pneumonia

Brazil's president remains in the semi-intensive unit of a hospital in Sao Paulo with signs of a possible pneumonia infection

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's president remains in the semi-intensive unit of a hospital in Sao Paulo with signs of a possible pneumonia infection.

The Albert Einstein hospital said in a statement Thursday it had carried out tests on President Jair Bolsonaro after an isolated episode of fever Wednesday night.

"He underwent a tomography of the chest and abdomen that showed a good evolution of the intestinal frame and images compatible with pneumonia," the hospital's statement read.

Bolsonaro checked in at the hospital on Jan. 27 for the removal of a colostomy bag put into place after he was stabbed during a campaign rally.

His recovery in the hospital was initially expected to take seven days.