BANGKOK, Nov. 18 (Xinhua)-- Thailand's 84-year-old Queen Sirikit is being treated in hospital for lung infection and a high fever, the Royal Household Bureau said on Thursday as quoted by local media Friday.
The palace has issued a fourth statement on the queen's health, announcing that Her Majesty was admitted to hospital on Wednesday after she was discovered to have a high fever.
The statement reads that doctors are treating the Queen's condition with antibiotics and that she has remained conscious. They advised her to undergo further examination at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital.
A blood test has revealed that the queen had a high number of white blood cells in her system. An x-ray confirmed that she was suffering from lung inflammation.
The statement ended by saying the queen's fever has dropped and she was able to eat and breathe well.
The queen was last seen on the funeral procession of her husband, the revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej who passed away on Oct. 13. The queen has been in poor health for years and has seldom been seen in public in recent years.
The country has plunged in a year-long mourning period since the late Thai King's death. The succession process of the Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has yet to take place.