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Table 2 Assumptions for a Reed Frost model of an OsHV-1 outbreak in C. gigas due to introduction of infected oysters

From: Counting the dead to determine the source and transmission of the marine herpesvirus OsHV-1 in Crassostrea gigas

Parameter Values used Comment Reference
Population size of susceptible oysters (S) 40, 50, 90, 500, 2000
100 000, 1 000 000
For tray segments, baskets and upwellers
Relevant to commercial spat cultivation
This paper
Prevalence at the start % 0.1, 1, 10 Infected oysters introduced into the population  
Incubation period days 1, 2, 3, 7 Spat: 1–4 days median
Juvenile to adult: 2–3 days for intramuscular injection; up to a few days longer for cohabitation
This paper
Schikorski et al. [28]
Schikorski et al. [55]
Paul-Pont et al. [43]
Evans et al. [8]
Probability of effective contact (p) 0.001–0.1 No known values in sedentary aquatic hosts