infection transmission parameter

infection transmission parameter

proportion of total possible contacts between infectious cases and susceptible people in a specific population that actually leads to new cases.

in·fec·tion trans·mis·sion pa·ram·e·ter

(in-fek'shŭn trans-mish'ŭn păr-am'ĕ-tĕr)
The proportion of total possible contacts between infectious cases and susceptibles that lead to new infections.
See also: serial interval, mass action principle
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Mean estimates for the infection transmission parameter v for each instar and time point combination, calculated from observed incidence of virus infection at each time point.

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