Jimmy Carter in the hospital, recovering from infection

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to the hospital this past weekend.

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to the hospital this past weekend.

According to a statement from the Carter Center, the 39th U.S. President was receiving treatment at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia, for a urinary tract infection.

“He is feeling better and looks forward to returning home soon,” according to the statement.

Carter spent two weeks in November recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

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