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 officeHe was away from Washington, D.C., on Wednesday while he 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 people over 60 are more likely to have more severe problems.
Feinstein, 89,He will not seek re-election in 2024.