The Rock County Department Public Health (RCDPH) announced a bat submitted to the State Laboratory of Hygiene tested positive for rabies.
The bat was originally found last Thursday in Footville. A public health officer said the RCDPH received the results last Friday.
The last time a rabid bat has been found in Rock County was 2011, according to the release.
The RCDPH said anyone who thinks they or a pet may have been bitten should seek medical attention immediately.