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1/6/2018 - Rep. Elijah Cummings hospitalized for knee infection - Click here to print this information

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -
Maryland U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has been admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital for a bacterial infection in his knee.

His office said doctors drained the infection in a minor procedure Friday. Cummings' office says he is resting comfortably and expects a full recovery.

The 66-year-old leading Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee had a heart procedure last year. He was hospitalized for a few days in May for a transarterial aortic valve replacement to treat aortic stenosis.

His office announced the latest medical procedure on the same day as his wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, announced she was suspending her campaign for Maryland governor.

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