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Jimmy Carter out of hospital after dehydration scare in Canada

Jimmy Carter out of hospital after dehydration scare in Canada

Carter, 92, was discharged earlier in the morning from St. Boniface General Hospital where he was treated "as a precaution" for dehydration, Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said.

Habitat for Humanity's Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project was taking place in Canada from July 9 to 14. Neither group said whether Carter would be hospitalized overnight. Carter is still receiving treatment but an update on his condition will be released shortly from the hospital or the Carter Center, Bennett said.

Habitat for Humanity, a charity which constructs homes for the needy, posted a photo of a smiling Mr. Carter arriving at the building site. That's where 21 homes are being built by Habitat at the site of the Winnipeg Police Service's former St. James district station. Through his work on global issues, he is regarded as a better former president than he was a president, having left office profoundly unpopular. He was dehydrated working in the hot sun and has been taken offsite for observation.

Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter are the organization's most prominent supporters, and since 1984 have built, renovated or repaired nearly 4,000 homes globally, according to the nonprofit's website.

"He and Mrs Carter extend their appreciation for the many well-wishes he received worldwide", Ms Congileo said.

Carter, who served from 1977 to 1981 as the 39th U.S. president, has been in remission from cancer since undergoing surgery in 2015 to remove a small mass on his liver.