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Table 1 Parameters of the Mathematical Model Of Taenia/Cysticercosis

From: Mathematical model of the life cycle of taenia-cysticercosis: transmission dynamics and chemotherapy (Part 1)

Parameter Symbol Estimate Source
Inverse measure of aggregation of T. solium k 1 0.02–0.2 This work
Inverse measure of aggregation of cysticerci k 2 0.23–0.37 [18]
Rate of transmission of adult parasites β 1 0.1–0.36 This work
Rate of transmission of larvae to pigs β 2 0.35–1 This work
Rate of transmission of larvae to humans β 3 0.036–0.1 This work
See text for definition D 1 0.9–1  
See text for definition D 2 0.6–0.9  
See text for definition D 3 0.9–1  
See text for definition T 1 0.16–0.33 [14]
See text for definition T 2 0.208 [60]
See text for definition T 3 0.3–0.67  
Density of humans with T. solium (H1) or with cysticerci (H3) H1 or H3 0.001–0.01 [48, 54, 67]
Density of hosts with cysticerci (pigs) H 2 0.1–0.6 [62]
Rate of mortality of the definitive host b 1 0.016  
Rate of mortality of the intermediate host b 2 0.8–1.5  
Severity of density-dependent constraints (taenia) α 1 0.001–0.01 This work
Severity of density-dependent constraints (pigs) α 2 0.01–0.6 This work
Severity of density-dependent constraints (humans) α 3 0.001–0.1 This work
Rate of fecundity λ 1 × 106-1 × 107 [61]
Rate of mortality of the adult parasite μ 1 0.33–1 [48, 58, 63]
Rate of egg mortality μ 2 50 [59, 60]
Rate of larvae mortality (pigs) μ 3 0.5–2 [15, 64]
Rate of larvae mortality (humans) μ 4 0.14–0.33 [14]