Indiana health officials are warning attendees of a recent NBA game that they may have been exposed to rabies if they came into contact with a bat in the arena.

The Indiana Department of Health said in a statement that a bat was flying around Bankers Life Fieldhouse during last Friday's game between the Pacers and the Los Angeles Clippers. Since the bat left the building, officials are unable to determine whether it was rabid.


As a result, officials urged those who may have come into contact with the bat to contact the state Health Department or a health care professional about getting a rabies vaccination.

A spokeswoman for the Indiana Department of Health told The Hill on Monday that the agency had not yet received any calls thus far from individuals who made contact with the bat.

Rabies can only be contracted through direct contact with an infected animal or individual.

The game between the Pacers and Clippers paused briefly during the first quarter when the bat glided down to court level, prompting players and officials to dodge the animal. 

The Pacers flap is the latest bat-related incident at an NBA game. A few bats descended to court level at a San Antonio Spurs game late last month, prompting officials to delay the game while staff attempted to contain them.