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Table 2 Description and probability distributions used for the different shedding routes and levels (from [10]).

From: Spread of Coxiella burnetii between dairy cattle herds in an enzootic region: modelling contributions of airborne transmission and trade

  Parameter Definition Value
α α 1, milk Probability distribution of the shedding routes for the I  cows 0.31
α 2, mucus/faeces 0.62
α 3, milk + mucus/faeces 0.07
β β 1, milk Probability distribution of the shedding routes for the I + cows after 4 weeks post-calvingss 0.61
β 2, mucus/faeces 0.33
β 3, milk + mucus/faeces 0.06
β calv β calv1 , milk Probability distribution of the shedding routes for the I + cows in the 4 first weeks post-calving 0.14
β calv3 , mucus/faeces 0.5
β calv3 , milk + mucus/faeces 0.36
γ γ 1, milk Probability distribution of the shedding routes for the \(I^{milk pers}\) cows after 4 weeks post-calving 0.83
γ 3, milk + mucus/faeces 0.17
γ calv γ calv1 , milk Probability distribution of the shedding routes for the \(I^{milk pers}\) cows in the 4 first weeks post-calving 0.25
γ calv3 , milk + mucus/faeces 0.75
Q1 Low level Probability distribution of the shedding levels for all the I  and for the I + shedding in mucus/faeces after 4 weeks post-calving 0.85
Mid-level 0.15
High level 0
Q2 Low level Probability distribution of the shedding levels for the I + shedding in milk after 4 weeks post-calving 0.4
Mid-level 0.5
High level 0.1
Q3 Low level Probability distribution of the shedding levels for all the I + in the 4 first weeks post-calving 0.25
Mid-level 0.25
High level 0.5
Q4 Low level Probability distribution of the shedding levels for the \(I^{milk pers}\) shedding in mucus/faeces after 4 weeks post-calving 0.6
Mid-level 0.4
High level 0
Q5 Low level Probability distribution of the shedding levels for all the \(I^{milk pers}\) shedding in milk and for the \(I^{milk pers}\) in the 4 first weeks post-calving 0.15
Mid-level 0.6
High level 0.25