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There is some concern that bats at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore may have infected fans with rabies.
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There is some concern that bats at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore may have infected fans with rabies.

Baltimore Ravens fans could have been exposed to rabies during the team's preseason home opener on August 17, according to health officials. It happened during an 8 p.m. game Friday night against the Detroit Lions.

All of the players are fine, but the fans were at risk during a game.  A bat landed in the stadium and actually touched a fan sitting in the 500 section of M&T Bank Stadium. It is not known whether the bat had rabies, as the fan brushed it away. Since the bat got away, it was not tested for rabies.

Health officials are cautioning fans that may have touched the bat to contact their local health department. Bats can sometimes carry the rabies virus which can be transmitted through saliva.

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