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Table 4 Parameters considered for the model sensitivity analysis.

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

Parameter Definition Standard value Values tested in sensitivity analysis
Q1 Probability distribution of the shedding levels of all the I and for the I + shedding in mucus/faeces after 4 weeks post calving Distribution I Distribution II Distribution III Distribution IV  
 Low-level 0.85 0.6 0.25 0.15  
 Mid-level 0.15 0.4 0.25 0.6  
 High-level 0.0 0 0.5 0.25  
ρ  Proportion of bacteria shed through mucus and faeces filling the compartment 0.28 0.05 0.15 0.35 0.5
µ  Elimination rate of C. burnetii from the herd environment 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.8  
κ  Ratio between µ plume source. and µ 0.5 0.25 0.75   
r  Radius of a fomite particle 1e−6 0.5e−6 1.5e−6   
W  Deposition velocity due to gravitation 0.01 0.005 0.015