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Jimmy Carter released from hospital after being treated for infection

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Former President Jimmy Carter. Photo: China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images

Former President Jimmy Carter was released from the hospital on Wednesday after being treated over the weekend for a urinary tract infection, according to the a press release put out by the Carter Center.

The big picture: Carter, the oldest living president, has been in and out of the hospital several times in recent months. He underwent brain surgery in November and suffered a pelvic fracture in October.

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Jimmy Carter released from hospital after pelvic fracture

Former President Jimmy Carter
Photo: Organizer/China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images

Former President Jimmy Carter was released from the hospital on Thursday after being treated for a pelvic fracture due to a fall, CNN reports.

Why it matters: Carter recently turned 95, making him the longest-living U.S. president. This is Carter's third fall in recent months, per NBC. The Carter Center tweeted on Thursday, "He is looking forward to continuing to recuperate at his home in Plains, Georgia."

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