Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized in Baltimore Friday night after experiencing chills and fever earlier in the day, according to The Washington Post.
The 86-year-old was first evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., before getting transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, for further observation, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a press release.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore last night after experiencing chills and fever earlier in the day,” the press release stated.
“She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., before being transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital for further evaluation and treatment of any possible infection. With intravenous antibiotics and fluids, her symptoms have abated and she expects to be released from the hospital as early as Sunday morning,” the statement added. “Further updates will be made when available.”
NEW: Justice Ginsburg was hospitalized Friday night with fever, chills. Symptoms have abated and she may be released as early as Sunday, Supreme Court says. pic.twitter.com/O8se57jxF5
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Friday night with a possible infection, the Supreme Court said Saturday night, the latest health scare to confront the 86-year-old senior member of the court.
Ginsburg has been treated twice in the past year for cancer and missed a recent session of the court’s arguments with what a spokeswoman described as a stomach bug, although she returned to the bench last week, the Post reports.