Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sustained a concussion after fainting from dehydration at her home early last week, her office disclosed Saturday.
Clinton, 65, has been suffering from a stomach virus and had to cancel a trip to Morocco and the Persian Gulf on Monday.
Philippe Reines, a State Department spokesman, said Clinton became dehydrated because of the virus and fainted, sustaining the concussion. He said she has been under the care of doctors.
“At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with department and other officials,” Reines said in a statement. “She is looking forward to being back in the office soon.”
Because of her illness, she will not testify at congressional hearings on Thursday about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, according to a statement from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.