(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Spatial and temporal patterns of anthrax in white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, and hematophagous flies in West Texas during the summertime anthrax risk period

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BLACKBURN J.K. (1) ; HADFIELD T.L. (2) ; CURTIS A.J. (3) ; HUGH-JONES M.E. (3) ;
(1) Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Laboratory, Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, ETATS-UNIS
(2) GIS, Health & Hazards Lab, Dept. of Geography, State Univ., Kent, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Dept. of Environmental Sciences, School of the Coast and Environment, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, ETATS-UNIS


This article reports on the spatial patterns of anthrax in white-tailed deer on a well-studied ranch with a documented anthrax history. These patterns were evaluated against the spatiotemporal patterns of biting flies during the anthrax risk period. Dual kernel density analysis of carcasses and deer population identified a large dry riverine habitat as a high anthrax risk. Fly catch rates across the period identified a similar pattern to the anthrax risk surface. The high overlap between areas of sustained high fly catch rates and anthrax cases does suggest a relationship warranting future research


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 104, no5 [pp. 939-958]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 3 tabl., 8 cartes, 1 phot.




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