No. 3 Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer announced that he was diagnosed with pneumonia several weeks ago but it has since cleared up
No. 3 Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer, the senator from New York, announced that he was diagnosed with pneumonia several weeks ago but it has since cleared up, The Associated Press reported Monday, one day after Clinton’s own pneumonia diagnosis was revealed after she fell ill at a 9/11 memorial service in New York City.
In response to questions from The Associated Press, Schumer spokesman Matt House said in a statement that after receiving the diagnosis, Schumer took antibiotics prescribed by his doctor, and also lightened his schedule. “His doctor has pronounced him all cleared up and he’s feeling much better,” House said.
Schumer, 65, also attended Sunday’s memorial service marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11. He released a statement that day about talking with Clinton, 68, at the ceremony, but did not disclose his diagnosis at the time.
A source told PEOPLE that several members of Clinton’s campaign staff were also seriously sickened by the same pneumonia bug that struck Clinton and forced her to leave the memorial service early, in an incident that reignited speculation about the Democratic nominee’s health.
At least half a dozen senior staff were affected, including campaign manager Robby Mook, and two top advisers even needed emergency medical treatment, the source said.
A campaign official tells PEOPLE that Clinton is taking two days off at home in Chappaqua, New York, but she was on the phone Monday morning making calls and would be phoning in her speech to a California fundraiser Monday evening. “She’s determined to power through it,” says the official.