Young Danville woman died of meningitis, family says

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - A 22-year-old Danville woman who died earlier this month passed away from meningitis. 

Honesty Kiley was infected with the bacteria called staphylococcus aureus, according to medical records shared by a family member with the News Gazette.

It is not contagious and often is the result of a trauma injury.

Kiley had done a back flip before being admitted to the hospital. Her family said she had landed on her feet, but did have some pain.

She went to the emergency room at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville and was transferred by ambulance to Carle.

Her family said she was hallucinating, had a fever, and her limbs were numb.

There are two types of meningitis, viral and bacterial.

With both, people experience symptoms like a headache, stiff neck and low-trade fever.

However, those with viral meningitis generally get better in a few days. Bacterial meningitis can be life-threatening.

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