Menino hospitalized with a virus after Italy vacation


Boston’s Mayor Thomas M. Menino is being treated for a virus at Brigham and Women’s Hospital following his recent trip to Italy.

Menino was admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital with a “flu like virus” on Friday evening, according to a spokesman. He returned from his vacation in Italy late last week and saw his doctor on Friday when he wasn’t feeling well. His doctor said he should go to hospital as a precaution.

“He’s doing very well and he’s very actively involved in planning and dealing with preparations for the coming storm.” – said John Guilfoil, the mayor’s deputy press secretary.

The 69-year-old may be released Monday or Tuesday.

When asked for details on Menino’s condition, a spokeswoman for Brigham and Women’s told Metro this afternoon that “per privacy laws no information is being released by the hospital.”

Menino left for the vacation on Oct. 14. The trip was supposed to include trips to Rome, Sicily, and a Mediterranean cruise, according to reports.

“It’s Angela’s trip,” Menino told the Boston Globe earlier this month. “It’s our 46th wedding anni­versary, and she has been wanting to do this. She finally found the trip she wanted, and I acquiesced.”

This is not the first time the Mayor has returned from a trip to Italy with a medical ailment.

In November 2010, he picked up a bacterial infection after scraping his elbow at a conference in Florence.


Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."


Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.


Divers struggle in search for South Korean ferry…

By Jungmin Jang and Narae KimMOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds…


New Hampshire moves to decriminalize adultery

For the first time in hundreds of years, it's about to be legal to cheat on your spouse in New Hampshire.


Dick Wolf to bring fictionalized world of 'Law…

A&E has ordered a pilot called "D.O.A." from "Law and Order" mastermind Dick Wolf that will focus on real detectives reexamining cold cases. A trio…


Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.


Shane West talks WGN America's 'Salem'

The actor on history lessons, a new network and showing his butt.


Both feet on the ground with Aimee Mann…

What began with a cool double-bill of Ted Leo opening for Aimee Mann morphed into a full-fledged collaborative project that they're calling The Both. “There…


MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox


2014 Boston Marathon preview: Elite American, International runners…

2014 Boston Marathon: Elite American, International runners to watch


2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams…

2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams have the best shot at a championship. The Thunder, Clippers, Heat and Rockets lead the way.


2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced

2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced


Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.


Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.


Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.


Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.