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Health department: If the Bankers Life bat touched you, get a rabies vaccine

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -- Two days after a bat made an unexpected appearance at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Indiana State Department of Health is advising people who may have touched the animal to seek a rabies vaccination. 

The bat flew around and through Thursday night's Clippers-Pacers game. Laura Steele was at the game and sent News 8 this video: 

The Department of Health said Saturday that since the bat was no longer at Bankers Life, its rabies status was unknown. Anyone whose bare skin was touched by the bat could potentially be exposed to rabies is urged to call ISDH at 317-234-4704 or contact a health care provider about receiving rabies vaccinations, the department said.

Information about rabies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be found here.


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