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Table 3 Parameters for modelling epidemics

From: Zooprophylaxis or zoopotentiation: the outcome of introducing animals on vector transmission is highly dependent on the mosquito mortality while searching

Parameter Malaria Epidemic Arbovirus Epidemic
  Fig. 3 Fig. 6 Fig. 7
A a 0.004 0.004 0.002, 0.004, 0.008
Y a 12.5, 25, 50 12.5, 25, 50 25
v a 0 0.5 0.5
k a 0 0.75 0.75
A h 0.001 0.001 0.001
Y h 100 100 100
v h 0.25 0.25 0.25
k h 0.25 0 0
P ov a,b 0.6, 0.66, 0.72, 0.84 0.6, 0.66, 0.72, 0.84 0.6, 0.66, 0.72, 0.84
M s a 0, 0.02, 0.04, 0.08 0, 0.02, 0.04, 0.08 0, 0.02, 0.04, 0.08
N 0 a 800,880,960,1120 80, 88, 96, 112 80,88,96,112
EIP 4 feeding cycles 3 feeding cycles 3 feeding cycles
Incubation Period    
animals - 5d 5d
humans 20 dc 5d 5d
Max infectious period    
animals - 10 d 10 d
humans >150 d 10 d 10 d
immune period    
animals - >150 d >150 d
humans   >150 d >150 d
  1. a P ov , M s and N0 were varied concordantly to give P f = 0.6 and H bt = 10 d-1 for a 1:4 ratio of humans to animals with A a = 0.004 h-1. b For a three day feeding cycle, and for a negligible searching-related mortality these values correspond to an average daily survival of 0.84, 0.87, 0.90, 0.94, respectively cPeriod from mosquito bite to infectious gametocytes, not to presence of symptoms