Clinton fit to serve as President, says doctor
New York, Sep 15 (IANS) The Hillary Clinton campaign has released updated health information for the Democratic presidential candidate. Her doctor wrote in a letter that she had a “mild” and non-contagious form of pneumonia and remains “healthy and fit to serve as president”.
Clinton’s doctor, Lisa Bardack, wrote on Wednesday that she was recovering from her pneumonia. She is “recovering well with antibiotics and rest,” after she became overheated, dehydrated and felt dizzy at a 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York City on Sunday.
The statement said she was treated with an antibiotic called Levaquin, which was prescribed for 10 days.
Clinton’s doctor said she is “healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States”.
Clinton’s physician also found that the remainder of the Democratic candidate’s complete physical exam was “normal” and she is in “excellent mental condition”.
Clinton’s aides say she’ll return to the campaign trail on Thursday.
Clinton’s collapse on Sunday was captured on video, which went viral. Its release followed speculation that the candidate had broader health issues, rumored to be why she spent most of August campaigning in private.
There was also conjecture that the Democratic National Committee was considering replacement candidates, from vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine to current Vice President Joe Biden.
Questions were also raised about how contagious her pneumonia was, with Clinton seen in close contact, talking with others, especially a young girl that day.