Re: hot bitten by a stray cat
If you are worried, I would go to the hospital.
IMO, I would never attempt to handle a cat I hadn't at least been able to observe for some time. If the cat appeared healthy, I wouldn't worry, but that is *me* and I feel capable of making judgement calls about things that happen to myself.
*You* will have to decide for yourself, what to do here.
Setting this in motion may involve a series of anti-rabies shots for you and get Animal Control and/or the Health Department out to try to locate and catch/trap the cat who bit you. Did the bite break your skin down to bleeding? If so, I would seriously consider getting it checked out if you are at all unsure about the cat. If it only broke the outerlayer and you washed/scrubbed it well...well, again, I feel comfortable making those decisions for myself, I cannot advise you to do anything, you will have to weigh the consequences/risks for yourself and make up your own mind.
Please let us know how things go for you.
Best of luck,