Hillary Clinton cancels California trip after pneumonia diagnosis

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US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has cancelled a campaign trip to California after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

Mrs. Clinton was taken ill on Sunday at a 9/11 memorial ceremony, stumbling as she left the event early.

The candidate's team said she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and given antibiotics, but had become dehydrated at the New York event.

Her doctor said she was now re-hydrated and "recovering nicely".

Mrs. Clinton was due to leave for California on Monday morning for a two-day trip that included fundraisers and a speech on the economy.

Her personal physician, Dr Lisa Bardack, said: "Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies.

Last Friday, during follow-up evaluation of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia. She was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule."

SOURCE: BBC News