Table 2

Parameters used in stochastic model

Parameter

Definition

Value

Units

Estimated or Known


N

Number of children in a village

100

people

Known

I

Number of children infected

varies by time

people

Known

period

Weeks between a mass treatment

26

weeks

Known

c*f

Effective Coverage

90%

percentage

Known

γ

Rate of recovery

0.017

1/weeks

Estimated using MLE

β

Rate of infection transmission

0.047

1/weeks

Estimated using MLE


Ray et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2007 7:91   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-7-91

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