Monday, August 14, 2006
Ariel Sharon's condition has worsened according to officials at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center where the former Israeli prime minister is being treated.
A new brain scan shows a deterioration in function according to hospital spokesperson Anat Dolev. His urine output has fallen and a chest scan indicates a new infection.
Ms. Dolev would not say whether Sharon's life was in danger.
Sharon, 78, has been in a coma since his stroke on Jan. 4 and his doctors have said his chances of recovery are very slim.
== Related ==
"Israeli PM Ariel Sharon declared 'permanently incapacitated'" — Wikinews, April 11, 2006
== Sources ==
"Ariels Sharon's condition deteriorates" — CBC News, August 14, 2006 "Ariel Sharon's condition worsens" — BBC News Online, August 14, 2006