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Sunday 20 April 2014

Hillary plans return to work next week after blood clot

Hillary Clinton plans to return to work next week after being treated for a blood clot in her head.

US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Mrs Clinton is resting at home but is "sounding terrific, upbeat and raring to go".

She said Mrs Clinton (pictured) looks forward to returning to her Washington office next week, although a date has not been set. Mrs Clinton was discharged from a New York hospital on Wednesday, three days after doctors diagnosed a blood clot during a follow-up exam stemming from a concussion she suffered in December. Doctors are treating the clot with blood thinners and say they expect she will fully recover.

Mrs Clinton has received a "tsunami" of supportive messages from foreign officials, the Ms Nuland said.

Clinton won't do any international travel "for a little while" under instructions from her doctors, Ms Nuland added.

Because Mrs Clinton is already preparing to leave her post once her successor is confirmed by the Senate, she may not undertake any further travel as secretary of state.

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Irish Independent

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