On Thursday, a basketball game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse between the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Clippers was interrupted by a bat flying around the arena.

Brown Bat
Myotis lucifugus, or Little Brown Bat/CDC

This prompted Indiana state health officials to advise people at the game to contact their healthcare provider if they touched the bat.

The Indiana State Health Department (ISDH) can be reached at  317-234-4704. ISDH says there is only a potential for rabies if the bat came into contact with bare skin. The department is only issuing the warning because the bat left the gym, and nobody knows if it had rabies.




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