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Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2012 Jun;107(4):564-7.

Vectorial capacity, basic reproduction number, force of infection and all that: formal notation to complete and adjust their classical concepts and equations.

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Hospital de Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. edmassad@usp.br

Abstract

A dimensional analysis of the classical equations related to the dynamics of vector-borne infections is presented. It is provided a formal notation to complete the expressions for the Ross' Threshold Theorem, the Macdonald's basic reproduction "rate" and sporozoite "rate", Garret-Jones' vectorial capacity and Dietz-Molineaux-Thomas' force of infection. The analysis was intended to provide a formal notation that complete the classical equations proposed by these authors.

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