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Table 1 Model parameters: baseline values and investigated ranges

From: The role of hand hygiene in controlling norovirus spread in nursing homes

Parameters Assumed value  
Baseline Range Reference
No. of staff 63 35–85 Collected data
No. of residents 100 59–118 Collected data
Admission and discharge rate μ 2 %/month 0.01–0.25 Collected data
Transmission probability p 0.08/contact 0.03–0.18 Calibrated baseline + [15]
Detection rate of infected staff η 0.68 0.32–1 [16]
Contact rate Staff-Staff CSS 0.045/day 0–0.1 Collected data
Staff-Resident CSR 0.1/day 0.08–0.17 Collected data
Resident-Resident CRR 0.025/day 0–0.15 Collected data
Relative infectiousness of A and E α 0.05 0–0.1 [8]
Duration of incubation 1/ε 1 day - [15]
Duration of symptoms 1/σ 2 days 1–3 [17]
Duration of asymptomatic phase 1/ρ 10 days - [18]
Duration of immunity 1/θ 5.01 years 4.0–6.7 [8]
Hand hygiene compliance rate during interactions Staff-Staff hSS 0 0–0.5 Collected data
Staff-Resident hSR 0.15 0.05–0.6 [6, 19, 20]
Resident-Resident hRR 0.1 0–0.5 Collected data