Diane Feinstein was hospitalized with shingles

Senator Dianne Feinstein
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., waits on the Senate Subway at the Capitol on February 2, 2023.

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Senator Dianne Feinstein undergoes treatment for herpes zoster at a San Francisco hospital. The California Democrat was diagnosed with the infection in late February and has lost several votes this week.

“I was diagnosed over the February vacation with a case of shingles,” Feinstein said in a statement Thursday. “I have been hospitalized and treated in San Francisco and expect to make a full recovery. I hope to be back in the Senate later this month.”

Feinstein’s office He said Wednesday She was away from Washington, D.C., this week while dealing with a “health issue” but hopes to return soon.

Shingles is a non-life-threatening viral infection that usually causes a painful rash, according to the Mayo Clinic. Older adults are more likely to get shingles, and people over 60 are more likely to develop more severe complications.

Feinstein, 89 years old announced last month She will not seek re-election in 2024.

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