P F Teunis


Affiliation: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Country: The Netherlands


  1. Teunis P, Xu M, Fleming K, Yang J, Moe C, LeChevallier M. Enteric virus infection risk from intrusion of sewage into a drinking water distribution network. Environ Sci Technol. 2010;44:8561-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The spatial distribution of infection risk is highly heterogeneous. The presence of a chlorine residual reduces the infection risk. ..
  2. Teunis P, Van Eijkeren J, Ang C, van Duynhoven Y, Simonsen J, Strid M, et al. Biomarker dynamics: estimating infection rates from serological data. Stat Med. 2012;31:2240-8 pubmed publisher
  3. de Graaf W, Kretzschmar M, Teunis P, Diekmann O. A two-phase within-host model for immune response and its application to serological profiles of pertussis. Epidemics. 2014;9:1-7 pubmed publisher
    ..We contrast predictions of the model with observations reported in the literature and based on independent data and find a remarkable correspondence. ..
  4. Teunis P, Lodder W, Heisterkamp S, de Roda Husman A. Mixed plaques: statistical evidence how plaque assays may underestimate virus concentrations. Water Res. 2005;39:4240-50 pubmed
  5. Teunis P, Brienen N, Kretzschmar M. High infectivity and pathogenicity of influenza A virus via aerosol and droplet transmission. Epidemics. 2010;2:215-22 pubmed publisher
    ..More studies are needed to clarify the role of different modes of transmission in other settings. ..
  6. Teunis P, Reese H, Null C, Yakubu H, Moe C. Quantifying Contact with the Environment: Behaviors of Young Children in Accra, Ghana. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016;94:920-31 pubmed publisher
    ..These quantitative behavior estimates can inform future risk assessments that examine the relative roles of various fecal-oral exposure pathways in low-income urban settings. ..
  7. Stoof S, van Ravenhorst M, van Rooijen D, de Voer R, van der Klis F, Boland G, et al. Kinetics of Meningococcal Serogroup C-Specific Functional Antibody Levels Up to 15 Years after a Single Immunization with a Meningococcal Serogroup C Conjugate Vaccine during Adolescence. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2017;24: pubmed publisher
    ..The current study shows that analysis of antibody kinetics can be done using cross-sectional serology data and is therefore relevant for future serosurveillance studies. ..
  8. Teunis P, Schimmer B, Notermans D, Leenders A, Wever P, Kretzschmar M, et al. Time-course of antibody responses against Coxiella burnetii following acute Q fever. Epidemiol Infect. 2013;141:62-73 pubmed publisher
    ..When combining the results of mixture analysis into an odds score, it is concluded that not only high IgG phase 1 may be predictive for chronic Q fever, but also that high IgG phase 2 may aid in detecting such putative chronic cases. ..
  9. McDonald S, Teunis P, van der Maas N, de Greeff S, de Melker H, Kretzschmar M. An evidence synthesis approach to estimating the incidence of symptomatic pertussis infection in the Netherlands, 2005-2011. BMC Infect Dis. 2015;15:588 pubmed publisher
    ..Such estimates are essential for disease burden computation and for informing public health priority-setting. ..

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  1. Teunis P, Moe C, Liu P, Miller S, Lindesmith L, Baric R, et al. Norwalk virus: how infectious is it?. J Med Virol. 2008;80:1468-76 pubmed publisher
    ..Norwalk virus is a valuable model system to study virulence because genetic factors are known for both complete and partial protection; the latter can be quantitatively described as heterogeneity in dose response models. ..
  2. Teunis P, Fonville M, Döpfer D, Eijck I, Molina V, Guarnera E, et al. Usefulness of sero-surveillance for Trichinella infections in animal populations. Vet Parasitol. 2009;159:345-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The properties of the serological test were also compared to the conventional digestion assay, which is highly specific but considerably less sensitive. ..
  3. Teunis P, Heijne J, Sukhrie F, van Eijkeren J, Koopmans M, Kretzschmar M. Infectious disease transmission as a forensic problem: who infected whom?. J R Soc Interface. 2013;10:20120955 pubmed publisher
    ..This illustrates that the proposed method can be used to accurately reconstruct transmission networks, enhancing our understanding of outbreak dynamics and possibly leading to new insights into how to prevent outbreaks. ..
  4. Teunis P, Koningstein M, Takumi K, van der Giessen J. Human beings are highly susceptible to low doses of Trichinella spp. Epidemiol Infect. 2012;140:210-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Humans appear to be highly susceptible: exposure to low doses (few larvae) is associated with a considerable risk of infection. As a consequence, levels of Trichinella in meat must be low to maintain acceptable health risks...
  5. Teunis P, Falkenhorst G, Ang C, Strid M, De Valk H, Sadkowska Todys M, et al. Campylobacter seroconversion rates in selected countries in the European Union. Epidemiol Infect. 2013;141:2051-7 pubmed publisher