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Jimmy Carter Leaves Cleveland Hospital

Former President Jimmy Carter leaves MetroHealth Hospital in Cleveland, 30 Sep 2010

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter has left a Cleveland, Ohio hospital, where he had been treated for a stomach ailment.

A statement from the medical center in Cleveland says Mr. Carter left the hospital after midday Thursday. The statement says he thanked his medical team for the care and treatment he received during his stay.

The 85-year-old former president had been admitted to the hospital Tuesday after developing an upset stomach during a flight to Cleveland.

Doctors had determined he had been suffering from a viral infection and kept him in the hospital for two nights to monitor his health.

Mr. Carter has been traveling across the country to promote his new book, White House Diary. The hospital says he will resume his schedule with a meeting in Washington.

Mr. Carter served as U.S. president from 1977 to 1981.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.