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Health Officials Provide Update On Bat At Indiana Pacers Game

Last updated on Monday, February 11, 2019

(INDIANAPOLIS) - During the Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Clippers basketball game on Feb. 7, 2019, a bat was present and flying in the building.

Since the bat is no longer in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the rabies status of this bat is unknown. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) advises that a person is considered potentially exposed to rabies only if direct contact occurs between a bat and the person's bare skin.

Although no reports of anyone having direct contact with the bat have been received, ISDH is issuing this update as a precautionary measure. Anyone who may have touched the bat with bare skin is urged to call ISDH at 317-234-4704 or contact a healthcare provider about receiving rabies vaccinations.

For more information about rabies, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/rabies.

Visit the Indiana State Department of Health at http://www.in.gov/isdh/ or follow us on Twitter at @StateHealthIN and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/isdh1.

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