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Table 2 Model parameters, their values and the corresponding literature sources

From: Treatment of pigs with endectocides as a complementary tool for combating malaria transmission by Anopheles farauti (s.s.) in Papua New Guinea

  Definition (units) Value Source
v Ratio of vectors to hosts 9  
p h Proportion of bites on humans 0–1  
b Transmission coefficient (vector→human) = daily bite rate (1/3) × parasite transmission probability (0.3) 0.1 [49]
r Relapse rate from latent to acute infection (day-1) 0.014 [50]
c Clearance rate of hypnozoite stage (day-1) 0.004 [50]
g Inverse of intrinsic incubation period (day-1) 0.07 [51]
h Probability of hypnozoite formation 0.63 [52]
f Rate of clearance of active infection 0.03 [53]
b v Transmission coefficient (human→vector) = daily bite rate (1/3) × parasite transmission probability (0.2) 0.07 [54, 55]
d Extrinsic incubation period (day-1) 0.11 [56]
m 1 Mosquito mortality rate (day-1) 0.125 [57]
m 2 Mosquito mortality rate incurred through biting treated pig (day-1) See text  
m 3 Mosquito mortality rate incurred through biting treated dog (day-1) See text