In reality, less than half of 1% of bats contract the rabies virus. A person is more likely to be struck and killed by lightning than get rabies from a bat. However, rabies is a dangerous disease so you should avoid direct contact with bats as well as other wild animals.
What should I do if I’ve been bitten by a bat?
If you’ve been bitten by a bat immediately wash the wound with soap and water, seek medical attention, and contact your local health department.