While I was walking inside, I felt something brush very lightly against my arm. It was dark, and I could not see what it was very well, but the shape and size of it looked like a bat. While I cannot be completely certain that it was a bat rather than a large moth, it certainly looked like a bat in the dark out of the corner of my eye. I was not scratched or bitten by it, and I did not have contact with the bat's saliva.

However, my cat scratched me in the same area of my arm, though the scratch from the cat earlier in the day had not really broken the skin much if at all. While the bat did not bite or scratch me nor did I have any contact with its saliva, I was wondering if given the fact that there was that very tiny scratch on my skin from the skin if rabies would be something to be concerned about despite the fact that I didn't get scratched or bitten/have contact with saliva? Assuming it was, in fact, a bat, it was only the wing/body of the bat lightly brushing against me.

Whatever it was seemed to be flying downwards, not attacking me or anything if that makes any difference. Just flew down closer to the ground and simply happened to brush across my arm ever so slightly in the process.
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replied September 27th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
You need just rabies vaccine. Even if its bite still its low risk.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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