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Table 1 Description of the abundance model parameters for E. multilocularis in foxes in Zurich

From: Mathematical modelling of Echinococcus multilocularis abundance in foxes in Zurich, Switzerland

Parameter Description
β 0 Baseline number of parasites of the infection pressure
β p Amplitude of the infection pressure in the periurban zone
β b Amplitude of the infection pressure in the border zone
β u Amplitude of the infection pressure in the urban zone
ϕ p Decrease parasite rate in the periurban zone
a Rate of acquisition of immunity on exposure
γ Rate of loss of immunity
μ Parasite death rate