A 25-year-old female asked:
I may have walked past and touched a downed bat with my sneaker. i don't think i had skin contact and didn't see the bat move when i was near it, but still worried i might not have noticed. should i talk to my doctor about the rabies vaccine?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Your description does not warrant a medical attention. You did not even have a direct contact with a bat let alone an absence of break in the skin.
Reviewed May 31, 2021
Dr. Silviu Pasniciucanswered
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
While no risk of rabies transmission in above mentioned circumstances, you can definitely talk to your doc about your fears, as health related anxiety appears likely.
Reviewed Jun 01, 2021
Last updated Jun 1, 2021
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