State health officials say a bat found in a Kershaw County home has tested positive for rabies.
Sue Ferguson with the Department of Health and Environmental Control says the home is in the Bethune area.
She says bats have small teeth that might leave marks not easily seen.
So if you wake up and find a bat in your room – or in the room of an unattended child, mentally-impaired or intoxicated person – you should seek medical attention and have the bat tested for rabies, even when there is not an obvious bite wound.
DHEC says the bat is the second animal to test positive for rabies this year in Kershaw County.
Statewide, there have been 68 confirmed cases of rabies this year.