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Table 4 Basic malaria models - (a) Ross Model, (b) Macdonald Model, and (c) Anderson-May Model, with corresponding basic reproductive number (R0) and parameter descriptions

From: Mathematical models of malaria - a review

Models R 0 Parameters and their values [12, 36, 40, 44, 56]
(a) Ross model [36] a : Man biting rate [0.01-0.5 day-1] b : Proportion of bites that produce infection in human [0.2-0.5]
(b) Macdonald model [40] c : Proportion of bites by which one susceptible mosquito becomes infected [0.5] m : Ratio of number of female mosquitoes to that of humans [0.5-40] r : Average recovery rate of human [0.005-0.05 day-1]
(c) Anderson and May model [12] μ 1 : Per capita rate of human mortality [0.017 year-1] μ 2 : Per capita rate of mosquito mortality [0.05-0.5 day-1] τ m : Latent period of mosquito [5-15 days] τ h : Latent period of human [10-100 day]