Student dies after bacterial meningitis diagnosis

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a sophomore at Kalamazoo College has died after being diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and at least 120 people are getting antibiotic treatment as a precaution.

The school says 19-year-old Emily Stillman of the suburban Detroit community of Oakland County's West Bloomfield Township died Sunday due to complications from the infection after being taken to a hospital early Friday.

About 350 students, faculty, and staff at the southwestern Michigan school gathered in Stetson Chapel on Sunday to remember Stillman. Her funeral is Tuesday at The Dorfman Chapel in Farmington Hills.

No additional cases of bacterial meningitis have been reported. Health officials say the likelihood of additional cases at Kalamazoo College is low.

Meningitis is an infection of the fluid that surrounds a person's spinal cord and the brain.

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