Carter remains in Ohio hospital

Former President Jimmy Carter remains hospitalized in a Cleveland hospital, recovering from “a viral infection,” the hospital said this evening.

“Former President Jimmy Carter is continuing to recover from the stomach distress that was reported earlier,” MetroHealth Medical Center said in a statement posted to its website. “His medical team at MetroHealth Medical Center has determined that the likely cause was a viral infection that is now clearing up.”

The statement added: “President Carter thanks all those who have expressed concern and sent greetings to him.”

Carter was admitted to the hospital “after developing an upset stomach on a flight to Cleveland,” according to The Carter Center. He is expected to remain in the hospital overnight.

“President Carter is in very good spirits, appreciates all the good wishes being sent his way, and looks forward to getting back to his busy schedule,” according to a statement from The Carter Center.

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