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Table 1 Epidemiological model symbology and parameterization

From: Clostridium difficile exposure as an insidious source of infection in healthcare settings: an epidemiological model

Parameter Definition Value (,Vul) Reference
λ Recovery of gut microbiota (day-1) 0.011 33
α Antibiotic treatment (day-1) 0.11 31,32
β Exposure (day-1) Full range SIM  
η Dev into asympt infectious (day-1) 0.2,0.2 35
θ Dev symptomatic CDI (day-1) 0.04,0.2 20
ρ CDI treatment (day-1) 0.1 36
σ Treatment failure (prop.) 0.2 37
ζ Self-resolving symptoms (prop.) 0.33 38
μ CDI case fatality rate (prop.) 0.02 20
κ Hospital discharge (day-1) 0.17 30
ϵ Hospital admission (proportion) 0.75,0.25 31,32
Q Quarantined CDI ‘0’ yes, ‘1’ no n/a  
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