CLEVELAND - Medical staff say a viral infection is the likely cause of stomach upset that sent former President Jimmy Carter to an Ohio hospital.
A statement from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Wednesday evening says Carter is continuing to recover and that the viral infection is clearing up.
The 85-year-old Carter was spending a second night in the hospital Wednesday. Carter became ill Tuesday during a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Cleveland, causing rescue crews to rush him to the hospital after the plane landed. He was whisked from an airplane to the facility's emergency room on Tuesday morning.
The hospital statement says, "President Carter thanks all those who have expressed concern and sent greetings to him."