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Table 1 Parameter definitions, values and ranges for two-region model

From: Estimation of Zika virus prevalence by appearance of microcephaly

Parameter Definition (time-1) Estimated baseline value (day-1) Range (day-1) Source
\( {\beta}_V{{{}_{{}_1}}_{H_1}}_{,\kern0.5em }{\beta}_{V_2{H}_2} \) Transmission rate, mosquitoes to humans within region 0.105 0.0975 to 0.1125 [17]
\( {\beta}_H{{{}_{{}_1}}_{V_1}}_{,\kern0.5em }{\beta}_{H_2{V}_2} \) Transmission rate, humans to mosquitoes within region 0.105 0.0975 to 0.1125 [17]
\( {\beta}_V{{{}_{{}_1}}_{H_2}}_{,\kern0.5em }{\beta}_{V_2{H}_1} \) Transmission rate, mosquitoes to humans between regions 0.00003 0.00003 to 0.00006 Estimated (TA, Additional file 1), [17, 29]
\( {\beta}_H{{{}_{{}_1}}_{V_2}}_{,\kern0.5em }{\beta}_{H_2{V}_1} \) Transmission rate, humans to mosquitoes between regions 0.00003 0.00003 to 0.00006 Estimated (TA, Additional file 1), [17, 29]
1/ γ B Mean infectious period from blood 7 4 to 11 [30]
1/ γ B + 1/ γ B Mean infectious period from semen 62 57 to 67 [21, 30]
\( {\beta}_{M_1{F}_1,\kern0.5em }{\beta}_{M_2{F}_2} \) Transmission rate, males to females within region 0.5 0.3 to 0.7 Estimated
\( {\beta}_{M_1{F}_2,\kern0.5em }{\beta}_{M_2{F}_1} \) Transmission rate, males to females between region 0.01 0.005-0.105 Estimated
d Death rate of mosquitoes 1/50   [31]