Ithaca College student dies; others told to get anti

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Officials at Ithaca College say a student from New Jersey has died after a brief illness and health authorities are trying to determine the cause of death.

The college released a statement Wednesday that said Shannon Sakosits of Mahwah, New Jersey, had died. She was a junior integrated marketing communications major.

The statement said the college's Hammond Health Center, Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca and the Tompkins County and New York state health departments are trying to determine the cause of death.

College officials are asking anyone who may have been in contact with Sakosits between Oct. 28 and this past Monday to contact health officials to determine if they should receive preventive antibiotics.