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Lyme Disease Information for Healthcare Providers
Lyme disease can be prevented by avoiding tick bites, finding and removing ticks promptly, and preventing ticks on pets.
MDHHS offers tick identification services for Michigan residents.
Please note: MDHHS does not recommend or offer pathogen testing of ticks. For more information on why, click the first link below.
MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories also offers clinical testing for Lyme disease.
Early diagnosis and proper antibiotic treatment of Lyme disease is important and can help prevent late Lyme disease. The following treatment regimens reflect CDC’s interpretation of the most current data for four important manifestations of Lyme disease. These regimens are consistent with guidance published by the by the Infectious Disease Society of America, American Academy of Neurology, and American College of Rheumatology.
Link to the full IDSA Treatment Guidelines for Lyme Disease (2020)One page Lyme Disease Tipsheet for Healthcare Providers