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Table 4 The calculated values of composite parameters a and b from Model 1.1

From: Field transmission intensity of Schistosoma japonicum measured by basic reproduction ratio from modified Barbour’s model

Parameter 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
a 0.0085 0.0226 0.0038 0.0017 0.0044 0.0037 0.0037 0.0088
b 0.0157 0.0088 0.0224 0.1344 0.0287 0.0598 0.0341 0.0254
  1. Note: a refers the infection rate at which an infected snail makes an susceptible definitive host to be infected per unit time (1 day) and per square meter waters, b refers the rate at which an infected definitive host causes the snail population to be infected per unit time (1 day) and per square meter waters.