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Hillary Clinton faints, suffers concussion

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Washington, D.C. (CNN) – U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton sustained a concussion after becoming dehydrated and fainted, a State Department official said.

Clinton was suffering from a stomach  virus at the time, according to a statement on Saturday from Philippe Reines, deputy assistant to secretary of state.

She is being monitored by doctors and is recovering at home. Clinton was never hospitalized, Reines said.

“At their recommendation, Clinton will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon,” Reines said.

Clinton had been scheduled to testify next week before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the deadly attack in September on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Clinton is not expected to appear at that time due to health issues.

The September 11, 2012 attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens and called into question the security of U.S. diplomatic personnel abroad.

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