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Research Article

An Epidemiological Model of Rift Valley Fever with Spatial Dynamics

Table 1

Biological meaning of model parameters.

Parameter Description Unit

Adequate contact rate from Aedes to livestock on patch 1/day
Adequate contact rate from livestock to Aedes on patch 1/day
Adequate contact rate from livestock to Culex on patch 1/day
Adequate contact rate from Culex to livestock on patch 1/day
Lifespan of Aedes mosquitoes on patch Day
Lifespan of livestock on patch Day
Lifespan of Culex mosquitoes on patch Day
Number of Aedes eggs laid per day on patch 1/day
Daily birthrate of livestock on patch 1/day
Number of Culex eggs laid per day on patch 1/day
Carrying capacity of livestock on patch Heads
Incubation period in Aedes mosquitoes on patch Day
Incubation period in livestock on patch Day
Incubation period in Culex mosquitoes on patch Day
Infectiousness period in livestock on patch Day
RVF mortality rate in livestock on patch 1/day
Transovarial transmission fraction in Aedes on patch Proportion
Development time of Aedes on patch Day
Development time of Culex on patch Day
Travel rate of Aedes mosquitoes from patch to patch 1/day
Travel rate of livestock from patch to patch 1/day
Travel rate of Culex mosquitoes from patch to patch 1/day

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