Additions & Corrections


Each year, students from Dr. Robert Siegel's Humans & Viruses class at Stanford University create webpages on particular virus families. However, because the field of virology changes so rapidly, it is necessary for students to update and correct factual information from the previous year.


On Eric Nudelman's webpage from 1999, , there are a few factual errors. He wrote that there are 47 different antigenic types of Adenoviruses that have been identified. However, according to the updated CDC webpage, this number has now increased to 49. The 49 immunologically distinct types can be further divided into 6 genera. In addition, he also discusses the "veneal" transmission of subgenus D, types 19 and 27. This should instead read "venereal" transmission.