Jimmy Carter back in hospital with infection

Former President Jimmy Carter discharged from hospital after infection

Update 3:05 p.m. EST Dec. 4: Officials said Carter was discharged Wednesday afternoon from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center.

Original report: Just days after being released from the hospital following brain surgery, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a Georgia hospital for treatment of a urinary tract infection. 

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A spokeswoman for Carter said he was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus this weekend. 

“He is feeling better and looks forward to returning home soon,” said Deanna Congileo. “We will issue a statement when he is released for further rest and recovery at home.”

Last Wednesday, on the eve of Thanksgiving and with little fanfare, Carter was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after successful surgery to address bleeding on his brain. 

The 95-year-Carter had been recovering at Emory for two weeks after it was discovered that he had a subdural hematoma, likely caused by a recent series of falls.

At the time, his representatives said that he was looking forward to spending a quiet Thanksgiving at home.

It is unclear what day over the weekend he went to Phoebe Sumter.

Carter has had at least three falls in 2019 for which he needed medical attention or required hospitalization.

In May, he fell and broke his hip while preparing to go turkey hunting on his Plains farm. In mid-October, he fell again at his home and fractured his pelvis.

Both of those incidents required lengthy hospital stays.

And in early October, just as he was about to board a flight to participate in a Habitat for Humanity project, he fell and bumped his head, suffering a black eye and requiring 14 stitches.

He was not hospitalized after that fall and made it to Tennessee for the event the same day.

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