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Table 1 Definition of model parameters and the range

From: The effect of group A streptococcal carrier on the epidemic model of acute rheumatic fever

Symbol Definition Range Reference
γ 1 Recovery rate conditioned on perfect treatment 0.1-1 day −1 [10, 15, 17]
γ 2 Recovery rate of an ARF patient 0.1-1 day −1 [1]
θ Efficacy of GAS treatment 0.8-1 [6, 15]
ϕ Contact rate 1-10 times*day −1 [12]
p 1 Transmission probability by a symptomatic case 0.89-0.99 [12]
p 2 Transmission probability by a carrier 0.001-0.05 [12]
ε Transfer rate of carrier to infectious state variable [12, 13]
α A symptomatic fraction over the new infections variable -
δ 1 ARF development rate from GAS infectious sate 0.0027-0.08 day −1 [2, 15]
δ 2 ARF development rate from GAS carrier state variable [11]