Jesse Jackson down with
food poisoning — after a trip into Georgia
4, 2008, 07:00 PM
Source of Article:http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/shared-blogs/ajc/politicalinsider/entries/2008/09/04/jesse_jackson_down_with_food_p.html
Georgia might have made Jesse
Jackson sick. He’s not sure.
This week, while
conducting voter registration drives in Ohio
the 66-year-old civil rights leader was stricken with food poisoning. He’s now
at NorthwesternMemorialHospital in Chicago, where he was diagnosed with viral
gastroenteritis and severe dehydration.
But Jackson was resting
comfortably enough to engage in a telephone interview with my AJC colleague
Susan Abramson, where he said his doctors expect a full recovery.
said he has not been able to pin down where he became ill.
He was in Ohio over the weekend, and in Athens on Labor Day. On
Wednesday, he was signing up voters in Atlanta.
“Two days ago I began to feel stomach anxiety and pain and by yesterday it was
very intense,” he said.
Jackson said he was in Georgia,
in part, because he is concerned about the “growing impact of poverty.”
“We need a plan
to end the war and to end poverty at home,” he said.