Carter released from Ohio hospital

ATLANTA – Former President Jimmy Carter was released from an Ohio hospital this afternoon after spending two days recovering from a viral infection.

Carter, a Georgia Democrat, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center on Tuesday after he became sick on a flight to Cleveland, which The Carter Center said was “a gastric viral infection.” He was released at about 1:15 p.m. today.

“He will resume his schedule with a meeting this week in Washington,” The Carter Center said today in a statement. “This long-planned event is related to Carter Center work.

“He thanked his medical team at MetroHealth for the attentive and comprehensive care and treatment he received during his stay,” according to the statement. “He also again expressed his appreciation to all the members of the public who sent greetings to him.”

Carter was in Cleveland to promote his latest book, “White House Diary.” The former Georgia governor was election to the nation’s top office in 1976.

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