A dead bat in Cedar Park tested positive for rabies June 5, according to a June 8 Cedar Park Police Department release. Cedar Park Animal Control found the bat near Lynnwood Trail and Brushy Creek Road and took the bat to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

CPPD said there is no known human or animal contact as of now. It is also unknown how long the bat was in the area, according to the release.

Rabies is a deadly virus that spreads with the bite or scratch of a rabid animal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is mostly spread in bats, raccoons, skunks and foxes.

"If a person does not receive the appropriate medical care after a potential rabies exposure, the virus can cause disease in the brain, ultimately resulting in death," according to the CDC website. "Rabies can be prevented by vaccinating pets, staying away from wildlife and seeking medical care after potential exposures before symptoms start."

If you believe you or an animal has come in contact with a dead or alive animal with rabies, contact Cedar Park Animal Control at 512-260-4622. People with questions can also contact the Texas Department of State Health Services Zoonosis Control Program at 254-778-6744.