Table 1Parameter values for simulations*

Symbol Description Value (range for sensitivity analysis)
a Biting rate (number of bites per female mosquito) 100 per year (50–150)
b 1 Proportion of infectious bites on humans that produce an infection 0.8 (0.4–1.1)
b 2 Proportion of bites by susceptible mosquitoes on infected humans that produce an infection 0.8 (0.4–1.1)
R 0 Reproductive number 100 (50–300)
m Number of female mosquitoes per human host Calculated based on R0 and other parameter values
μ Mosquito mortality rate 36 per year (24–48)
θ w Spontaneous rate of recovery of infected susceptible individuals 0.7/year (0.4–1)
θ r Spontaneous rate of recovery of infected resistant individuals 2.4/year (2–3)
α Excess rate of recovery of treated individuals 12/year (9–15)
τ Incubation period of parasites in mosquito 10 days (8–12)
γ Rate of loss of immunity 0.1/year (0.08–0.12)
*

Source: See Appendix 4.

From: Act Now or Later? Economics of Malaria Resistance

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