Journal of Applied Mathematics / 2020 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Transmission Dynamics of Lassa Fever

Table 2

Table showing parameters of the Lassa fever model.

ParameterDescription

Recruitment rate of humans.
Time-dependent per capita birth rate of mastomys natalensis rat.
The baseline per capita birth rate of mastomys natalensis rat.
Amplitude or degree of seasonality.
ϕPhase angle (month of peak in seasonal forcing).
Infection rate from mastomys natalensis rat-to-susceptible humans.
Infection rate from infected humans-to-susceptible humans.
Infection rate from asymptomatic humans-to-susceptible humans.
Transmission rate from infected rat to asymptomatic humans.
Infection rate from infected mastomys natalensis rat-to-susceptible mastomys natalensis rat.
σRate at which temporary immune humans looses their immunity.
Recovery rate of infected humans.
Recovery rate of asymptomatic humans.
Lassa fever-induced death rate of symptomatic.
Lassa fever-induced death rate of asymptomatic infected humans.
Probability of an exposed individual becoming symptomatic upon infection.
Probability of an exposed individual becoming asymptomatic case upon infection.
MCarrying capacity of the mastomys natalensis rat population.
Natural death rate of humans.
Natural death rate of mastomys natalensis rat.

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