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Table 1 Maximum Likelihood (ML)-estimates for the transmission rate parameters during the bluetongue virus serotype 8 epidemic in 2006 for the different areas of interest (confidence intervals within brackets)

From: Quantitative analysis of transmission parameters for bluetongue virus serotype 8 in Western Europe in 2006

Regions Function λ0(10-6 day-1) r0(km) α
Europe 7.4 (5.6-10) 8.8 ( 7.0-10.9) 2.5 (2.3- 2.6)
Germany 9.2 (6.6-13.4) 18.0 (13.5-23.0) 3.2 (2.9- 3.7)
Netherlands 24. (16-52) 3.9 ( 2.1- 6.1) 2.0 (1.9- 2.2)
Belgium before 24/08/2006 62. (35-161) 17.5 (8.3-26.8) 3.7 ( 2.6-5.9)
Belgium λ0r0α(mαday-1)
0.028 (0.012-0.06)
1.1 (1.0-1.2)
Belgium after 24/08/2006 0.0045 (0.0009-0.017) 0.96 (0.8-1.2)