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Veteran broadcaster Barbara Walters has been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for chicken pox.

The 83-year-old journalist left a New York medical center on Tuesday to continue her recovery at home.

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Walters was initially hospitalized on Jan. 19 after she fell and cut her forehead while in Washington, D.C., to cover President Barack Obama's inauguration.

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She then came down with a fever, was transferred to a hospital in the Big Apple last week and was diagnosed with chicken pox.

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A spokesperson for TV network ABC says Walters is resting comfortably and "getting stronger," although there was no indication of when she might return to work as co-host of talk show "The View."