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'No threat to public health' in MSU student's sudden death

Health officials had tested Adam Ellingson for bacterial meningitis.
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Officials have said there is no threat to public health following the sudden death of an MSU-Mankato student athlete.

The Minnesota Department of Health investigated the death of 20-year-old Adam Ellingson after he was hospitalized on Saturday. He passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Tests for bacterial meningitis, influenza and other infectious diseases were carried out, but department told GoMN "there is no risk to close contacts of this case or the general public."

Ellingson's cause of death has not been confirmed at this stage.

MDH spokesman Doug Schultz added: "The death of a young person is always tragic and our thoughts are first and foremost with the family."

The former Rochester Lourdes High School student was a second-year student athlete in the Mavericks baseball program at MSU-Mankato.

At Lourdes, Ellingson was a three-year letterman as a catcher and pitcher for the Eagles and was also a member of the football team that won the state high school AAA championship in 2014.

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