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Table 1 Definitions of transmission parameters

From: High-resolution epidemic simulation using within-host infection and contact data

  Measure Definition
A Incubation period the interval between exposure to a pathogen and initial occurrence of symptoms [79] was defined as from the infection time to the first time the viral load crosses over the detectable threshold (Fig. 2).
B Time from symptom onset to recovery [79] defined as the interval between the first day of detectable viral load and the first day the viral load becomes undetectable (Fig. 2).
C Time from symptom onset to death [79] defined as the interval between the first day with detectable viral load and the day the area under the viral load curve (AUC) crosses the reference threshold AUC7 (Fig. 2).
D Basic reproductive number (R0) calculated based on the network of infected subjects at the end of an epidemic in an initially susceptible population. In a network model, this equals the mean degree distribution of the infected network, considering a directed network without loops (e.g., Fig. 5). The R0 by age-group was also calculated in the same fashion based on the assigned age-attribute. In epidemics with intervention or when the population is not fully susceptible, the R0 is called the effective reproduction number (Re).
E Final infected fraction the proportion of infected nodes at the end of an epidemic simulation.
F Case-fatality rate the proportion of nodes who died as a result of EBOV infection counted at the end of an epidemic simulation.