Jimmy Carter admitted to hospital for infection
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Former President Carter was admitted back into the hospital over the weekend for treatment of a urinary tract infection.

Carter, 95, was taken to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., according to a statement from The Carter Center.

“He is feeling better and looks forward to returning home soon,” his spokeswoman said.


She added that another statement will be released once he is discharged from the hospital.

Carter, the longest-living former president, has been admitted to the hospital several times in the past few months. Last month, he underwent a successful surgery to relieve pressure in his brain after a fall.

After falling in his Georgia home in October, he suffered a fractured pelvis. The former president also received stitches above his brow after another fall at home.

Carter has continued to teach Sunday school and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity as much as possible amid his medical problems.