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Table 3 Model-estimated worm breakpoint values for achieving the successful interruption of LF transmission in each of the study sites investigated. Breakpoints are listed in terms of % mf prevalence at three probabilities of elimination for two situations: 1) at the prevailing vector biting rates (i.e. at the observed ABRs); and 2) at the threshold biting rate (TBR) at or below which LF transmission process cannot sustain itself regardless of the level of the infection in human hosts (see text). The first set of the threshold values (at study-specific ABR) is used in modeling the impact of mass drug administration (MDA) alone, while the second set (mf breakpoint values estimated at TBR) is applied for modeling the impact when MDA is supplemented by vector control (VC)

From: Heterogeneous dynamics, robustness/fragility trade-offs, and the eradication of the macroparasitic disease, lymphatic filariasis

  Mf breakpoints calculated at ABR Mf breakpoints calculated at TBR
Study villages 50 % EP as % mf 75 % EP as % mf 95 % EP as % mf 50 % EP as % mf 75 % EP as % mf 95 % EP as % mf
Peneng 0.203816 0.111209 0.035429 2.54805 1.603205 0.435501
Albulum 0.041834 0.018397 0.004885 0.638664 0.268399 0.094346
Yauatong 0.025019 0.01043 0.002985 0.612255 0.271548 0.066789
Nanaha 0.383165 0.207235 0.066568 3.144555 2.278285 0.919664
Ngahmbule 0.314275 0.163155 0.058476 2.65292 1.727635 0.45293
Masaika 0.547213 0.25285 0.053393 2.973785 1.555073 0.451975
Tawalani 0.377915 0.215966 0.085207 2.86278 2.006245 1.07946
Jaribuni 0.454702 0.196513 0.077864 2.946105 2.15063 1.112716
Tingrela 0.334315 0.171191 0.042786 2.56515 1.532875 0.559656
Chiconi 0.223123 0.098382 0.033768 2.437125 1.568188 0.677308
Kingwede 0.209935 0.08889 0.022236 0.972591 0.455327 0.089295
Mao 0.189285 0.117818 0.019268 2.575155 1.828288 0.384838
Mambrui 0.49878 0.25427 0.075622 3.26316 2.33081 0.885393
Pondicherry 0.028824 0.005726 0.000476 0.536544 0.146736 0.041653
Calcutta 0.092718 0.043027 0.017295 1.46021 0.762273 0.178704
Vettavallam 0.077791 0.033227 0.002706 1.110415 0.613489 0.110904
Pakistan 0.267202 0.121281 0.034034 2.72511 1.811333 0.659793
Jakarta 0.032622 0.003889 0.000171 0.191162 0.098852 0.028576
  1. EP, elimination probability