Mandela Discharged From Hospital
'No need to panic': surgeon-general
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 28, 2011 5:27 AM CST
The ambulance carrying former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.   (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
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(Newser) – Nelson Mandel’s longer-than-usual hospital visit sparked a flurry of concern and press speculation, but the former South African president left the ward today, having responded well to treatment for acute respiratory infection, the AP reports. The 92-year-old will receive care at home, said the surgeon-general. “Dr. Mandela is in high spirits and has been visited by his family and friends,” he noted. “Medically, at present, there is no need to panic.”