The ailing mujahid is expected to recover. From Reuters, with thanks to Kemaste:
CLAMART, France (Reuters) – Medical tests carried out on ailing Palestinian President Yasser Arafat have ruled out leukaemia or any other life-threatening condition, senior aides say.
“The latest tests have found that President Arafat does not suffer from any life-threatening illness and what he has is curable,” senior aide Nabil Abu Rdainah told Reuters on Sunday.
Arafat, 75, underwent tests and scans on Saturday at a French military hospital the day after being flown from his shell-battered compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah after his health deteriorated sharply.
Abu Rdainah said doctors had carried out tests for leukaemia and found that the Palestinian president was not suffering from the blood cancer or any other critical illness.
Another aide said doctors were looking into the possibility of viral infection or poisoning. The final test results would be ready by Wednesday, the aide said, adding that until then Arafat’s visitors would be limited to just a few people.
Mohammad Rachid, another aide, said Arafat was sleeping much better, eating moderately and keeping his food down.