Rev. Jesse Jackson released from Chicago hospital

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been released from a Chicago hospital, two days after he was admitted because of severe stomach pains.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been released from a Chicago hospital, two days after he was admitted because of severe stomach pains. A spokeswoman for Jackson’s civil rights organization, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, says Jackson was released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital shortly before noon on Friday. Jackson underwent a series of tests that determined he was suffering from viral gastroenteritis—an infection caused by a number of viruses. Jackson’s office later said the civil rights leader had been stricken by food poisoning and was severely dehydrated. Rainbow/PUSH spokeswoman LaToya Porter says the 66-year-old Jackson was feeling much better and that he was planning to attend a Rainbow/PUSH event Saturday. AP ______ Copyright 2008 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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