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Table 2 Summary of all parameters included

From: A comparison of five malaria transmission models: benchmark tests and implications for disease control

Label, Units Description Models used in
Λ h , Humans/Day Immigration rate of humans C
ψ h , Day -1 Per capita birth rate of humans C
* ψ m , Day -1 Per capita birth rate of mosquitoes C
*f, Day -1 Mosquito natality M
*a, Day -1 Man biting rate AM, Mac R
*h, Day -1 Daily rate of mosquito biting M
* σ m , Day -1 Number of times a mosquito would bite a human if humans were freely available C
σ h , Day -1 Maximum number of mosquito bites a human can have C
b, - Proportion of bites which produce infection in humans AM, Mac, R
b h m , - Probability of transmission of infection from an infectious mosquito to a susceptible human C
c, - Proportion of bites by which a susceptible mosquito is infected AM, Mac, R
b m h , - Probability of transmission of infection from an infectious human to a susceptible mosquito C
b ~ mh , - Probability of transmission of infection from a recovered (asymptomatic carrier) human to a susceptible mosquito C
*m, - Ratio of number of female mosquitos to that of humans AM, Mac, R
ν h , Day -1 Per capita rate of human progression from exposed to infectious C
*# ν m , Day -1 Per capita rate of mosquito progression from exposed to infectious C
*# τ h , Day Latent period of human AM
τ m , Day Latent period of mosquito AM, Mac
DM, Day Length of the interval between mosquito infection and the onset of infectivity M
DH, Day Length of the interval between human infection and the onset of infectivity M
WN, Day Duration of a host’s infectivity to vectors M
r, Day -1 Average recovery rate of humans AM, Mac, R
γ h , Day -1 Per capita recovery rate of humans C
ρ h , Day -1 Per capita rate of loss of immunity for humans C
IM, Day -1 A human’s susceptibility to re-infection through daily decay of immunity M
δ h , Day -1 Per capita disease induced death rate for humans C
d, Day -1 Mosquito mortality M
μ1, Year -1 Per capita rate of human mortality AM  
* μ2, Day -1 Per capita rate of mosquito mortality AM, Mac, R
μ1h, Day -1 Density independent part of death (and emigration) rate of humans C
μ2h, Humans -1 x Day -1 Density dependent part of death (and emigration) rate of humans C
μ1m, Year -1 Density independent part of death rate of mosquitoes C
* μ2m, Mosquito -1 x Day -1 Density dependent part of death rate of mosquitoes C
k,p,q, Day -1 Human flow rates from Exposed to Infected, Infected to Recovered, and Recovered to Susceptible, respectively M
*#g, Day -1 Mosquito flow rate from Exposed to Infected M
  1. KEY: *depends on mosquito population and dynamics, #depends on temperature.