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UW-Madison student dies after bout with meningitis



MADISON (AP)-- A University of Wisconsin-Madison senior from Singapore has died after being hospitalized for bacterial meningitis.


Neha Suri died Tuesday at UW Hospital and Clinics with family and friends at her side.

The university is remembering her as a writer for The Daily Cardinal newspaper who was active in the campus arts scene, worked at a campus recreational facility and interned at the State Capitol. She was a journalism and political science major.

Bacterial meningitis causes the swelling of the membrane that covers the brain or spinal cord and can be deadly.

The university says Suri's case does not present a public health risk, but her roommates have been treated with antibiotics as a precaution.

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