Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot

  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been admitted to hospital with a blood clot, according to officials.

    Earlier this month, Clinton suffered a concussion after fainting and falling.

    She was reported to have had a stomach virus and passed out due to dehydration.

    Doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up examination on Sunday.

    "She is being treated with anti-coagulants and is at New York-Presbyterian Hospital so that they can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours,” her spokesman Philippe Reines said.

    Clinton, 65, was appointed secretary of state at the start of President Barack Obama's first term in January 2009.

    She is expected to step down before Obama officially begins his second term in January.

    Earlier this month, Obama nominated Senator John Kerry to replace Clinton.