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Figure 4: Malaria life cycle model. The inner model of malaria transmission parameters is based on a diagram and parameters from Smith et al. 2007 [97]. Parameter definitions: R0 (basic reproductive number) = ma2 bce-gn/rg, a (human feeding rate): the number of bites on a human, per mosquito, per day, b (transmission efficiency): the probability that a human becomes infected from a bite by an infectious mosquito, c (transmission efficiency): the probability that a mosquito becomes infected from a bite on an infected human, g (death rate of mosquitoes): expected lifespan of a mosquito in days: 1/g, m: ratio of mosquitoes to humans, n (incubation period): number of days required for the parasite to develop within the mosquito, 1/r: duration of infection in humans.