Public Health

Health Officials Warn of Rabies After Pre-Season Ravens Game

A bat showed up at the football game, and state officials warn it may have had rabies


State health officials are warning fans who were at Friday's Ravens game of a possible exposure to rabies via a bat.

A bat landed on a person sitting in section 500 of M&T Bank Stadium as the Ravens played the Detroit Lions in a preseason game, officials said. It isn't known whether the bat had rabies because the person brushed it off and the bat flew away. But health officials said it's possible other people seated in the area could have touched the bat.