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Table 1 Descriptions and values of all parameters used in the model

From: A mathematical model for Zika virus transmission dynamics with a time-dependent mosquito biting rate

Parameter Definition Value Reference
σ h Maximum number of bites a human can sustain 19 bites/day [24]
σ v Mosquito biting rate See estimation in result section  
β hv Probability of pathogen transmission from an infectious mosquito to a susceptible human 0.7 [29]
β vh Probability of pathogen transmission from an infectious human to a susceptible mosquito 0.7 [29]
υ h Human progression rate from exposed state to infectious state 1/5.5 per day [29]
υ v Mosquito progression rate from exposed state to infectious state 1/8.2 per day [29]
γ h Human recovery rate 1/6 per day [29]
h v Mosquito birth rate 1/14 per day [24]
μ v Mosquito natural death rate 1/14 per day [24]
N h Human population size in Bahia, Brazil 15,276,566 [29]
N v Mosquito population size 10–250 million Assumed