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Thai queen improves after lung infection treatment

  • FILE - In this May 10, 2015 file photo, Thai Queen Sirikit leaves Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, to return to a seaside palace with King Bhumibol Adulyadej who has been hospitalized since October 2014, when he had his gallbladder removed. Thailand's royal palace says that 83-year-old Queen Sirikit suffered a lung infection but her condition has improved. An announcement issued Saturday night, July 30, 2016, said Sirikit was moved on July 24 from the Bangkok hospital, where the king has been living for most of the past few years, to Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok for treatment of minor lung inflammation and blood infection. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

    FILE - In this May 10, 2015 file photo, Thai Queen Sirikit leaves Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, to return to a seaside palace with King Bhumibol Adulyadej who has been hospitalized since October 2014, when he had his gallbladder removed. Thailand's royal palace says that 83-year-old Queen Sirikit suffered a lung infection but her condition has improved. An announcement issued Saturday night, July 30, 2016, said Sirikit was moved on July 24 from the Bangkok hospital, where the king has been living for most of the past few years, to Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok for treatment of minor lung inflammation and blood infection. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Commuters walk past a portrait of Thailand's Queen Sirikit, consort of King Bhumibol Adulyajej, at a BTS station in central Bangkok, Sunday, July 31, 2016. The 83-year-old recently suffered a lung infection and was moved on July 24 from Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital, where the king has been living for most of the past few years, to Chulalongkorn Hospital for treatment of a minor lung inflammation and blood infection. (AP Photo/Grant Peck)

    Commuters walk past a portrait of Thailand's Queen Sirikit, consort of King Bhumibol Adulyajej, at a BTS station in central Bangkok, Sunday, July 31, 2016. The 83-year-old recently suffered a lung infection and was moved on July 24 from Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital, where the king has been living for most of the past few years, to Chulalongkorn Hospital for treatment of a minor lung inflammation and blood infection. (AP Photo/Grant Peck)  (The Associated Press)

Thailand's royal palace says that 83-year-old Queen Sirikit suffered a lung infection but her condition has improved.

An announcement issued Saturday night says Sirikit was moved on July 24 from Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital, where King Bhumibol Adulyajej has been living for most of the past few years, to Chulalongkorn Hospital for treatment of minor lung inflammation and blood infection.

It said that after treatment, symptoms of fever and cough had subsided.

Both the queen and the 88-year-old king have been in ill health in recent years, with Siriraj Hospital serving as the de facto royal residence. Bhumibol and Sirikit have also suffered strokes, with the queen's apparently being the more severe case.

Bhumibol is the world's longest serving monarch, since 1946.