Reporting Lyme Disease
(Borrelia burgdorferi, and other Borrelia spp.)
What to report
Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi, and other Borrelia spp.) must be reported to MDH within one working day.
How to report Lyme Disease
- Tickborne Disease Case Report Form
This form can be used to report anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and spotted fever rickettsiosis (including typhus).
Any reportable infectious disease may be reported by phone to 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.
Who is required to report
- Health care practitioners (health care facilities, medical laboratories, and in certain circumstances veterinarians and veterinary medical laboratories) are required to report disease to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) under Minnesota state law.
- Unless previously reported, every licensed health care provider who provides care to any patient who has, is suspected of having, or has died from a reportable disease is required to report.
- Any person in charge of any institution, school, child care facility, or camp is also required to report disease to MDH.
More about Lyme Disease
- Lyme Disease
MDH comprehensive Lyme Disease resource page.