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Health agency warns of possible rabies exposure from bat

The Indiana State Department of Health says people who had contact with a bat during the Indiana Pacers-Los Angeles Clippers basketball game on Thursday possibly have been exposed to rabies.

Posted: Feb 10, 2019 5:34 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana State Department of Health says people who had contact with a bat during the Indiana Pacers-Los Angeles Clippers basketball game on Thursday possibly have been exposed to rabies.

The department says anyone who may have touched the bat with bare skin is urged to call the agency at 317-234-4704 or contact a health care provider about receiving rabies vaccinations.

It says that since the bat is no longer in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, its rabies status is unknown.

The department says a person is considered potentially exposed to rabies only if direct contact occurs between a bat and the person's bare skin.

So far there have been no reports of anyone having direct contact with the bat.

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