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Table 1 Model parameters and values

From: A global model of malaria climate sensitivity: comparing malaria response to historic climate data based on simulation and officially reported malaria incidence

Parameter Values reported in the literature Low High Study value
Latent period (human) 1 ε [days] 1541, 9-1044 9 15 12
Latent period (vector) 1041, 1145 10 11 ε ˆ = 1 n (Eq. 4)
1 ε ˆ [days]     
Biting rate (bites by single mosquito in a day) a [day-1] 0.0000833 47 8. 33x10-5 0.5 8E-3*,34
0.543    
bites/person-day 0.25-200 41 0 200 0-50*
ma [day-1] 19.3-8250    
Immunity loss rate 0.02341,0.002341, 0.0018443 0.00184 0.023 0.0207
α [day-1]     
Infectious biting proportion (human) 1.042,47 1.0 1.0 1.0
b
Infectious biting proportion (vector) 1.042,47 1.0 1.0 1.0
c
Recovery rate 0.01147, 0.003544 0.0035 0.011 0.00725
γ [day-1]     
Mosquito Life Expectancy 14.142, 7.547, 5.8-10.246 5.8 14.1 14
1 μ [days]     
Anopheles Model calibration constant k n/a n/a n/a 200*, 34
  1. * These are not independent parameters. The calibration of biting rate a and the scaling factor k were chosen to ensure that the number of bites per person per day never exceeded 50 in Thailand, thus obtaining the product a*k = 1.6, with a = 8E-3 [day-1].3, 4 For these values the human population background immunity was in steady state.