INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana health officials say that people who had contacted a bat last week in the Indiana Pacers game could have been exposed to rabies.
The State Department of Health of Indiana states that anyone who may have held a bare skin when it flies into the Pacers game Thursday in Indianapolis is urged to contact the department or a healthcare provider about receiving rabies vaccination. The game is against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The department claims that the status of rabies of the bat, which is no longer within the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, is unknown.
Health officials say that a person is considered likely to be exposed to rabies if direct contact occurs between a bat and the naked skin of a person. So far no reports of anyone with direct contact with the bat.
The game ended with a 6:39 left in the first quarter with the Pacers defeating the Clippers 17-16 while the bat was the game ended on Thursday game. The game continued after about 4 minutes – without the invaders.
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One week ahead of San Antonio, a Spurs game against Brooklyn Nets was hurt nearly three minutes in the first quarter at AT & T Center when the three bats started in court. Aren staff make the best to catch them, but the play is resumed when the bats ride back to the rafters.
With Spurs in the next home against New Orleans Pelicans, their mascot, The Coyote, has been in the net appear early in the first quarter. The mascot finally got the bat on his net by attempting to diving before the arena staff eventually removed it from a towel.
Contributed: The Indianapolis Star and USA TODAY Sports