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Table 2 Interpretation of the model (2)

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

Parameter Interpretation
a 1(t) the infection rate from snail to human at time t
a 2(t) the infection rate from snail to bovine at time t
b 1(t) the infection rate from human to snail at time t
b 2(t) the infection rate from bovine to snail at time t
g 1 the recovery rate for human host infections
g 2 the recovery rate for bovine host infections
Δ the density of snails
Σ1 the density of human hosts
Σ2 the density of bovine hosts
μ per capita removal rate of infected snails
  1. Abbreviations: P 1, prevalence of infection in the human host population; P 2, the prevalence of infection in the bovine host population; y, the proportion of infected snails