We compared the spatiotemporal patterns of historic animal Anthrax records in Minnesota and Kazakhstan. In Minnesota, 289 animal Anthrax cases reported between 1912 and 2014 to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health were used in the analysis. For events occurred between 1920 and 1999 the geographical coordinates were obtained using historic aerial images whereas, for those cases that occurred after 2000, coordinates were recorded during site visits. For the Republic of Kazakhstan, laboratory confirmed Anthrax cases reported by the Cadastral register of stationary unfavorable foci on Anthrax between 1933 and 2014 (n=3,997) were analyzed. Because of the sensitivity of providing the actual geographical locations/coordinates, these data on reported Anthrax cases were summarized by administrative unit, by year. The administrative units were Minnesota counties and districts of Kazakhstan. This repository contains two separate EXCEL sheets summarizing the data accordingly.
1. Minnesota data are summarized by year (1912-2014) by county (n=87) 2. Kazakhstan data are summarized by year (1933-2014) by district (n=163)
Sponsorship: This study was funded in part by: 1) the Minnesota Discovery, Research, and Innovation Economy (MnDRIVE) program of the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) of the University of Minnesota and 2) Scientific Thematic “Zonification of Kazakhstan according to biosecurity categories with regard to dangerous infectious animal diseases” under the Program #249 of funding scientific researches in agro-industry and environmental management by the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan.