Sen. Dianne Feinstein is being treated for shingles at a San Francisco hospital. With the infection detected in late February, the California Democrat missed several votes this week.
“I was diagnosed over the February break 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 On Wednesday she was away from Washington, D.C., this week while she deals with a “health matter” but was expected 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 higher risk of getting shingles and people over 60 are more likely to have serious complications.
Feinstein, 89, announced last month She will not seek re-election in 2024.
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