Hillary Clinton is expected to fully recover from a blood clot lodged in a vein between her brain and skull. Doctors treating the US Secretary of State say she has not had a stroke or been left with neurological damage as a result of the blockage.
The media are camped outside the New York hospital where the 65-year-old is being treated with anti-coagulants. The clot is the result of concussion brought on by a fall during a fainting fit caused by a stomach virus.
Commentators say the illness may raise questions about Clinton’s fitness to be president should she make a new run for the White House in 2016.
Clinton is expected to stand down as secretary of state when her replacement, Senator John Kerry, is confirmed by the Senate.