Prevalence of malaria in humans and total number of mosquitoes for varying fungus deployment rates. The steady state human malaria prevalence and the total mosquito population, both relative to baseline, are plotted against the fungus exposure intensity α, with fixed fungal pathogen virulence σ=0.1/day. As expected, quantities decrease when α increases. Note that, once α is large enough so that R0<1 and malaria is eradicated, h
remains constant at 0. Full details of all other chosen parameter values are given in Additional file 2.