US President Barack Obama taken to hospital

US President, Barack Obama reportedly underwent a CT scan at a military hospital just outside Washington.

The White House says acid reflux is causing President Obama’s sore throat.

In a statement released by the White House, Obama’s physician says a CT scan conducted Saturday afternoon on the president was normal

Dr Ronny Jackson says Obama’s symptoms are consistent with soft tissue swelling related to acid reflux

Obama has been complaining of a sore throat.

Jackson says that on Saturday morning he supervised a fiber optic exam of Obama’s throat by an ear, nose and throat specialist.

That exam revealed swelling in the back of the president’s throat.

Jackson says he and the specialist then determined that a follow-up CT scan should be the next step.

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