Hospital says Pele's condition improving

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SAO PAULO (AP) Pele is responding well to antibiotics to treat a urinary tract infection and his condition is improving, doctors said Friday.

The Albert Einstein hospital said the 74-year-old Pele remains in an intensive care unit undergoing "temporary" kidney treatment, but is "lucid" and breathing and eating normally without any support.

"Pele's clinical condition has been improving," the hospital said in its latest report.

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