8 Apr 2008

American Samoan governor briefly taken to hospital

3:32 pm on 8 April 2008

The American Samoan Governor's Office has confirmed that Governor Togiola Tulafono was taken to the hospital yesterday morning for observation.

The governor who was at work was reported to have felt faint.

He was taken to the Emergency Room of the LBJ Hospital where medical staff reported that his condition was stable and his vital signs were normal.

When medical tests were completed, Governor Togiola was released from the hospital to rest at Government House.

A spokesman for the Governor's Office said that the governor suspects it was something he ate that made him feel sick.

Governor Togiola underwent an appendectomy in January and was then taken to Hawaii for further treatment.