Table 1

Model parameters regulating efficacy of interventions
Variable Description Reference (range)
Pc Infected close contacts detection probability 0.6 (0.4 to 1)
Pg Infected random contacts detection probability Pc × 0.5 (0.1 to 1)
Pr Infected random contacts self-reporting probability Pg × 0.8 (0.5 to 1)
Ti Delay from initial warning to intervention 3 (0 to 30) days
Tt Delay from case detection to household quarantine 1 (0 to 4) days
Tp Duration of schools and workplaces closure 21 (0, 7, 14, 21, 28) days
Dp Radius for schools and workplaces closure 30 (0, 5, 10, 20, 30, 50, 50>) km
Fs Fraction of closed schools 0.9 (0 to 0.9)
Fw Fraction of closed workplaces 0 (0 to 0.5)

Merler et al.

Merler et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:252   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-252

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