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Table 4 Pathogen characteristics. This table with the input parameters for the simulation of the agent based model with ten pathogens. I indicates influenza type while C indicates common cold type of pathogen

From: Effects of pathogen dependency in a multi-pathogen infectious disease system including population level heterogeneity – a simulation study

Pathogen Characteristics   Pathogen Number
Interpretation Symbol 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Seasonality A 0.5 0.5 3.0 1.5 2.0 4.0 1.0 3.0 2.5 5.0
Baseline infectivity v 0.025 0.025 0.025 0.025 0.025 0.025 0.025 0.025 0.025 0.025
Closeness family to society c 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Reduction of contacts with society z 0.6 0.9 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.9
Duration of latent period(days) X 1.5 3.0 6.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 2.0 4.0 1.5 1.5
Duration of infectious period(days) Y 4 4 7 3 5 9 3 6 3 4
Proportion immune at start R(1) 0.50 0.20 0.20 0.25 0.50 0.15 0.30 0.20 0.20 0.15
Number infectious at start(per 10,000) I(1) 17 18 71 62 66 52 45 58 06 52
Number of infections from outside (per 10,000) P 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Pathogen type   I C C C C I I C I C