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A bat found its way into my apartment living room last night. I am uncertain how it got in. My concern is if the bats can transmit rabies should one bite me? The bat last night did not make contact with me, but it was flying around the ceiling areas and was making some chirping noises (as bats do). I plan to have maintenance come and check for possible entry points should I find any more bats in my apartment, but for now, I think it may have entered through some sort of entryway in one of my heat ducts.

I know rabies is very series and I don't want to get rabies from getting bit by a rabid bat.


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replied February 24th, 2019
Infectious Diseases Answer A64849
If you have not had any direct contact with the bat, then as such you have nothing to worry about.

But you can consult the local health authorities who can based on local prevalance , guide you appropriately.

I hope this helps.


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