Journal of Mycology / 2013 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

Optimizing Containment and Control of Candida parapsilosis Fungemia among Neonates in the Outbreak Setting Using a Mathematical Modeling Approach

Figure 1

Compartmental model for Candida blood stream infections. Proportion of neonates ( ) in the NICU by compartment (“ ” = susceptibles; “ ” = colonized but not infected; “ ” = infected with disease). “ ” = reservoir fomite—a colonizing pressure function and not a true state variable. The parameters are: a = admission rate, m = nondisease causing mortality rate, μ = disease causing mortality rate, = exogenous transmission rate, = endogenous transmission rate, = colonization rate, = recovery rate, r = readmission rate, d = discharge rate, = fomite generation rate, and = fomite decay rate. Dashed lines represent contributions to the generation of the colonizing pressure, “ ,” and not transition through it.
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