From: Does reservoir host mortality enhance transmission of West Nile virus?

Parameter | Symbol | Mean value | Distribution | Units | Source |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

Initial number of birds |
H
| 20 | constant | (number) | |

Number of mosquitoes |
M
| 1,000 | constant | (number) | |

Time between blood meals |
1/a
| 5.0 | ~ Gamma(10, 0.5) | days | [21, 49] |

Mosquitoes' life expectancy |
-ln(p)
| 33.3 |
~ Exp(ln(p))
| days | [21] |

Mosquitoes' extrinsic incubation period |
n
| 7.0 | ~ Gamma(28, 0.25) | days | [50] |

Birds' time to infectiousness | - | 2 | ~ Gamma(8, 0.25) | days | [28, 32] |

Birds' duration of infectiousness |
d
| 3.25 | Gamma(13, 0.25) | days | [28] |

Probability of bird-mosquito infection |
b
_{
m
}
| 0.69 | constant | (probability) | [51] |

Probability of mosquito-bird infection |
b
_{
h
}
| 0.74 | constant | (probability) | [51] |