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Table 1 Interpretation of the model (1)

From: The basic reproductive ratio of Barbour’s two-host schistosomiasis model with seasonal fluctuations

Parameter Interpretation
a(t) the rate of incidence for a single definitive host at unit density of infected snails at time t
b(t) the rate at which an infected definitive host causes snail infections at time t
g the recovery rate for definitive host infections
Δ the density of snails
Σ the density of definitive hosts
μ per capita removal rate of infected snails
  1. Abbreviations: P, the prevalence of infection in the definitive host population; y, the proportion of infected snails