Observations and simulations of EIR and CSPR . Box-and-whisker plots of the VECTRI and LMM2010 simulated annual Entomological Inoculation Rate (EIR
; in infectious bites per human per year) for eight West African locations. The box-and-whisker plots of the LMM2010 are illustrated in blue. VECTRI results in terms of rural and urban areas are taken green and red, respectively. Also the latitudinal, longitudinal position, and used population density (km-2) is indicated. Climate varies from a semi-arid (Podor) to a tropical climate (Douala). Field EIR
observations are furthermore included as brown squares, black dots and blue triangles in rural, urban and irrigated areas, respectively. The number of field observations is entered behind the location names in the following order: 1) rural, 2) urban, and 3) irrigated observations. The number of clustered observations on the logarithmic scale is indicated by a digit above the symbols.