Table 4

Vectorial capacity (VC) of experimental populations of Cx. pipiens following exposure to WNV WT and WNV MP20
h1 b2 p3 N4 VC= h2pNb/-ln(p)
WNV WT 0.32 0.32 0.98 10 1.00
WNV MP20 0.28 0.44 0.97 10 0.83

1 mean blood feeding rate.

2 vector competence (b) = infection rate *dissemination rate.

3 probability of daily survival.

4 extrinsic incubation period (N) = mean time in days from infection to transmission.

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Ciota et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013 13:71   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-71

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