Carter 'had virus'

Carter 'had virus'

A viral infection probably caused the stomach upset that sent former US president Jimmy Carter to hospital after a flight from Atlanta, Georgia, doctors said.

Mr Carter, 85, who was spending a second night in the hospital, was recovering and the viral infection was clearing up, MetroHealth Medical Centre in Cleveland, Ohio, said.

The ex-president, elected to the White House in 1976, became ill on Tuesday during the Delta Air Lines flight, causing rescue crews to rush him to the hospital after the plane landed.

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