Data on prevalence, distribution and risk factors for Foot and Mouth Disease in grazing cattle in haor areas of Bangladesh

Md Shahidur Rahman Chowdhury, Md Irtija Ahsan, Md Jamal Khan, Md Mahfujur Rahman, Md Mukter Hossain, Ahmed Harun-Al-Rashid, Syed Sayeem Uddin Ahmed, Md Bashir Uddin

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Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious and devastating viral disease among all cloven-footed animals. In Bangladesh, the disease is endemic, with outbreaks occurring throughout the year in the haor regions. Thus, the FMD outbreaks impact livelihoods in the haor area and are of great concern. Therefore, a cross-sectional study was undertaken to evaluate the prevalence, distribution, and risk factors for clinical FMD in some selected areas of haor in Sylhet division of Bangladesh. We examined 1,388 cattle, of which 343 were clinically affected with FMD (prevalence 24.71%, CI95% = 22.44 – 26.98) during the period from July 2017 through June 2018. Though production loss was observed, no mortality was recorded in the infected animals. The data article shows the spatial distribution of FMD prevalence. The temporal pattern indicates a higher number of FMD cases in June (47.01%, CI95% = 38.97 – 55.07). The gender was found associated (OR = 2.98; p < 0.001) with the potential risk of FMD occurrence through univariate analysis. Besides, indigenous breeds of cattle (OR = 2.83; p < 0.001) are found to be more susceptible to FMD compared to exotic and crossbreeds. The risk factors identified in this article will serve as a baseline for the development of risk based FMD control program in future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number104843
JournalData in Brief
StatePublished - Feb 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Bangladesh
  • Cattle
  • Distribution
  • FMD
  • Haor areas
  • Prevalence
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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