Sen. Dianne Feinstein is being treated for shingles at a San Francisco hospital. The California Democrat was diagnosed with the infection in late February and missed several votes this week.
“I was diagnosed with shingles in February,” Feinstein said in a statement Thursday. “I am hospitalized and receiving treatment in San Francisco and expect to make a full recovery. I hope to return to the Senate later this month.”
Feinstein’s office said She was away from Washington, D.C., on Wednesday while she dealt with a “health matter,” but hoped to return soon.
According to the Mayo Clinic, shingles is a life-threatening viral infection that usually causes a painful rash. Older people are at a higher risk of developing shingles and those over 60 are more likely to have more severe complications.
Feinstein, 89, It was announced last month He will not seek re-election in 2024.
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