• T mortality, hence m[V] = m. If we assume that commensal abundance swiftly equilibrates, the commensal features a net reproduction number of R0 = sVN/m. This expression shows that shedding has two clear effects on the initial boost of a commensal introduced into a host population. R0 increases directly with escalating shedding (s), but indirectly it decreases with enhanced shedding, for…Read More

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