Skip to main content

Table 1 Input parameters included in the sensitivity analysis of the different outputs

From: Quantitative assessment of the probability of bluetongue virus overwintering by horizontal transmission: application to Germany

Outputs (Steps) Inputs
Probability of Culicoides infection (per month) Proportion of bites on cattle and on sheep
Within farm prevalence in cattle
Within farm prevalence in sheep
Probability of viraemia month 0 to 3 in cattle and sheep
Proportion of bites on infectious host that infect a midge
Proportion of bites per infectious midge that infect a host
Longevity of Culicoides (per month)
Mean number of blood meals (per month)
Probability of surviving the EIP and the TNBM (per month) Longevity of Culicoides (per month)
Extrinsic Incubation Period (per month)
Time to the Next Blood Meal (per month)
Probability of effective transmission Proportion of bites on cattle and on sheep
Proportion of bites per infectious midge that infect a host