Jimmy Carter hospitalized for infection
Dateline: 3 November-3 December 2019 - Americus, Plains
Date: 12/03/2019 10:22 PM
Americus, Georgia - 3 December 2019
1. Various of Phoebe Sumter Medical Center
Plains, Georgia - 3 November 2019
2. Various of Carter teaching Sunday school
3. Various of Phoebe Sumter Medical Center
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A spokeswoman for Jimmy Carter says the former U.S. president is already feeling better after being treated for a urinary tract infection.
Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said Monday that the 95-year-old was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus over the weekend.
"He is feeling better and looks forward to returning home soon. We will issue a statement when he is released for further rest and recovery at home," her statement said.
Carter's recent health challenges have included surviving cancer and hip replacement surgery.
He helped build a Habitat for Humanity home in October despite hitting his head in a fall, and then fractured his pelvis in another fall.
He was released last Wednesday from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after surgery to relieve bleeding on his brain.