Bredesen hospitalized with flu symptoms, possibly from tick bite

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen was in a hospital Tuesday with flu-like symptoms that doctors said could have been caused by a tick bite, his spokeswoman said.

Bredesen, 62, fell ill Monday with a severe headache and high fever, spokeswoman Lydia Lenker said in a statement late Tuesday afternoon.

He was admitted to Centennial Medical Center in Nashville where he was held Monday night, treated with antibiotics and was "feeling better," Lenker said.

Physicians said they wanted him stay overnight Tuesday for further observation. His events for the week were canceled on Tuesday.

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