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Table 2 Values and references for ecological parameters in the simulations

From: Target product profile choices for intra-domiciliary malaria vector control pesticide products: repel or kill?

Definition Symbol Value References
Total number of cattle N c 1000 [15]
Total number of humans N h 1000 [92]
Diversion probability from an unprotected vertebrate host (cattle or human) Δ h,u 0.1 [93]
Mortality probability upon attacking an unprotected host μ h,u 0.1 [93]
Mean availability of individual unprotected humansa a h,u 1.2 × 10-3 [28, 40]
Mean availability of individual cattleb a c   
   An. arabiensis   1.9 × 10-3 [28]
   An. gambiae s.s.   2.5 × 10-5 [28, 42]
Total availability of aquatic habitats Z a 3 [28]
Duration of gestation g 2  
Proportion of mosquitoes surviving per day while feeding while resting P 0.9 [91]
Proportion of mosquitoes surviving per day while foraging for hosts or oviposition sites P ov 0.85 Figure 2 and associated text
Duration of the parasite sporogonic development period n 11 [30]
Human infectiousness to mosquitoes k 0.03 [29]
Total number of adult mosquitoes emerging per year E 2.0 × 107 [24]
  1. a The value of the parameter is equivalent to attacks per day per host-seeking vector perunprotected human.
  2. b The value of the parameter is equivalent to attacks per day per host-seeking vector per individual head of cattle and was different for the two vector species Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto. With the exception of this parameter, all the other values are assumed to be identical for both species.