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Official: Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakan treated for fever in US Virgin Islands

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has sought medical care in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Farrakhan representative Akbar Muhammed says Farrakhan went to a hospital on Tuesday with a "low-grade fever." He says Farrakhan has left the St. Thomas hospital and is describing his condition as "fine."

Farrakhan, 79, had been scheduled to give a speech on St. Croix but it was canceled. He is expected to visit a St. Croix prison on Wednesday.

Farrakhan is on a Caribbean tour to islands including Barbados, Dominica, and the Bahamas.

He has had a number of health problems over the years, including prostate cancer surgery in 2000 and a five-week hospital stay in 2007.

The Chicago-based Nation of Islam has espoused black nationalism and self-reliance since it was founded in the 1930s.