Lyme Disease Information for Health Professionals- Minnesota Dept. of Health

Lyme Disease Information for Health Professionals

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Required disease reporting
Clinical features
Guidelines
More information

2022 Lyme Disease Case Definition and Reporting Update

Over the past decade, Lyme disease case follow-up investigations have become increasingly burdensome in high-incidence areas. To address this problem, an updated case definition for Lyme disease was implemented on Jan. 1, 2022.

Case reporting in Minnesota will be based on whether the county of residence is considered high-incidence or low-incidence.

Required disease reporting

  • Reporting Lyme Disease
    Minnesota Rules Governing Communicable Diseases require health care providers to report cases of Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi and other Borrelia spp.) to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) within 1 working day.

    MDH staff also are available to provide clinical consultation regarding diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. Call 651-201-5414 for a clinical consultation.

Clinical features

Guidelines

More information

  • Tickborne Disease Materials
    Printable and downloadable materials for provider and patient education, including tick ID cards, posters, fact sheets, maps, and presentations.
  • CDC Lyme Disease
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention general information about Lyme disease.
  • Tickborne Disease Continuing Education from CDC
    This free online curriculum will enable front-line healthcare providers to recognize, diagnose, and treat Lyme disease, an increasingly common tickborne illness.

Updated Thursday, 07-Apr-2022 15:18:27 CDT