Ravens fans may have been exposed to rabies

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The ultimate reality show may have gotten a bit too real last week.

A bat landed on a fan during the Ravens’ August 17 home game against the Lions, according to NBCWashington.com.  But the bat wasn’t captured for testing.  As a result, the bat may have been carrying rabies.  (Or, possibly, the vampiric germ.)

The Maryland Department of Health urges anyone who possibly came in contact with the bat to contact their local health department.

It’s good advice.  If there’s any doubt, folks need to be tested for rabies.  You definitely don’t want that, given that once it gets to the point that the symptoms can be detected it’s always fatal.

Except for Bob Sacamano.

38 responses to “Ravens fans may have been exposed to rabies

  1. Bad week for Baltimore:

    Fans attacked by bats in the stands, Ravens assaulted by Megatron on the field.

  2. “It’s good advice. If there’s any doubt, folks need to be tested for rabies. You definitely don’t want that, given that once it gets to the point that the symptoms can be detected it’s always fatal.”
    —————————
    Not always anymore (google Milwaukee Protocol) but yeah you still wouldn’t want to take your chances with it.

  3. I was on the phone with Bob Sacamano when I realized I needed to return this pair of pants. So I’m waiting for the subway, it’s not coming, so I start hoofing it through the tunnel. The next thing I knew I slipped and fell in the mud, ruining my pants. The very pants I was returning.

  4. Oddest. Headline. Ever.

    Can’t wait for the Steelers fans to start posting. Best joke gets a cookie.

  5. “But the bat wasn’t captured for testing. As a result, the bat may have been carrying rabies. ”

    So the Bat may have been carrying rabies BECAUSE it wasn’t tested?

  6. Where do I sign up for Mike Florio’s Pro Football Talk West Virginia Meredith Palmer Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Race For The Cure?

  7. If rabies was good enough for the namesake of the team (Poe), it must be good enough for the fans.

  8. You’re not “tested” for rabies–unless you count the examination of the brain and spinal cord during the autopsy.

    Anyone who may have been exposed gets vaccinated, even if they may not have contracted the disease.

  9. They better hurry up and get treated…if you have ben infected the gestation period could be as short as 10 days. Nce youshow symptoms,you are pretty much done.

  10. Dccowboy,

    I believe theyre saying The bat could have been carrying rabies because it landed on the human not because it wasnt tested. Bats don’t just land on people because they look cool.

  11. I’m not surprised, Dark Knight Rises shows that Batman supports Steelers. But seriously though I feel bad for those fans. You know where rabies shots go? YOUR ASS. I received some a few years ago and my cute butt never recovered.

  12. Let me get this straight: A bat came into contact with a Ravens fan and people aren’t worried about *the bat*? Lord knows what kind of disease the bat might’ve picked up.

  13. The person that got bit should sue the Ravens organization for not providing a safe place to watch the practice!

    There wasn’t a sign that said they could get attacked by bats!

    /sarcasm

    However, you know it is coming.

  14. Living people can’t be tested for Rabies.

    And, I’m not positive on this, but I’m pretty sure you have to get bitten or scratched, ingest their feces etc. so just say no to Guano.

  15. “A bat landed on a fan during the Ravens’ August 17 home game against the Lions, according to NBCWashington.com. But the bat wasn’t captured for testing. As a result, the bat may have been carrying rabies. ”

    This lays out logic that leads to the conclusion that the bat caught rabies from the fan.

    Brilliant.

  16. “. The STD capital in the world.”

    Im not sure how this comment is allowed and mine are consistently deleted. probably because I do things like this and expose the truth. You have to be a fool to not know the truth about STD’s and AIDS. They are not transmitted person to person. if its the capital of that it is because of drug use and malnutrition the causes of these so called “STD’s”

    proof below

    http://www.hourofthetime.com/bcmp3/237.mp3

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