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Table 1 Model parameters and their interpretations

From: A dynamic model and some strategies on how to prevent and control hepatitis c in mainland China

Parameter Description
μ Natural birth or death rate
Λ in (102,106) Recruitment rate
l in (0, 0.1) Transmission rate of the exposed generation
m in (0, 0.1) Transmission rate of the acute infection generation
n in (0, 0.1) Transmission rate of chronic infection generation
β1 in (0, 0.1) Transmission infection rate of exposed population
β2 in (0, 0.1) Transmission infection rate of acutely infected population
β3 in (0, 0.1) Transmission infection rate of chronically infected population
γ in (0, 1/30) Remove rate from recovered to susceptible
σ in (0, 0.05) Rate of progression to acute stage from the exposed
α in (0, 0.5) Transition rate for the acutely infected
d1 in (0, 0.01) The mortality of acutely infected population
d2 in (0, 0.01) The mortality of chronically infected population
ρ1 in (0, 0.1) The proportion of natural recovered from acutely infected population
ρ2 in (0.5, 1) The proportion of chronic infection from acutely infected population
δ in (0, 0.1) Transition rate for the chronically infected
η1 in (0, 1) The proportion of recovered from treated population
λ in (0, 1) Transition rate for the treated
p1 in (0, 1) The proportion of natural recovered from chronically infected population
\({\mathcal {R}_{0}}\) The number of infected during the initial patient’s infectious (not sick) period