Dianne Feinstein hospitalized with shingles
Sen. Dianne Feinstein is undergoing treatment for shingles at a San Francisco hospital. Diagnosed with the infection in late February, the California Democrat missed multiple votes this week.
"I was diagnosed over the February recess with a case of shingles," Feinstein said in a statement Thursday. "I have been hospitalized and am 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 Wednesday she was away from Washington, D.C., this week while she dealt with a "health matter" but hoped to return soon.
Shingles is a non-life-threatening viral infection that usually causes a painful rash, according to the Mayo Clinic. Older people are at a higher risk of developing shingles and people over 60 are more likely to have more severe complications.
Feinstein, 89, announced last month she would not seek reelection in 2024.
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