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Hillary Clinton faints, falls, suffers concussion; official cites stomach virus

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FILE: undated: Secretary of State Hillary ClintonAP

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fainted and hit her head, resulting in a concussion, the State Department said Saturday.

The agency also said Clinton is recovering at home but did not say when the incident occurred. She purportedly fainted at State Department headquarters in Washington.

Philippe Reines, the deputy assistant secretary of state, said Clinton was suffering from a stomach virus, became dehydrated and fainted.

He also said she will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors who have recommended she work from home next week.

“She is looking forward to being back in the office soon," Reines said.

Clinton has said she will leave her post in January and wants to rest following a grueling work schedule.