The Adenoviridae Virus Family: Infections of Head, Chest & Abdomen


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Adenoviruses mainly cause:

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1. Why is adenovirus 14 dangerous?

2. Which of the following is the BEST example of vertical disease transmission?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Adenoviridae family of viruses is a common cause of respiratory infections. The questions will ask you to identify infection transmission methods, viruses and the characteristics of this virus family.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to understand:

  • Outcomes of different types of adenoviruses
  • The definition of vertical and horizontal transmission (of infections)
  • Inclusion bodies present in adenoviruses

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what adenoviruses cause
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different types of adenoviruses
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding transmission of infection

Additional Learning

A resource you can use to learn more about these viruses is the lesson called The Adenoviridae Virus Family: Infections of the Head, Chest & Abdomen. Here are some objective this lesson will help you meet:

  • Describe illnesses commonly caused by viruses of the adenoviridae family
  • Differentiate between horizontal and vertical disease transmission
  • Explain what the orofecal route is
  • Define inclusion body and identify the type found in adenoviruses that infect humans