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Guest Editor: Kwok-yung Yuen (Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)

Zika, which was first isolated from the serum of a febrile sentinel rhesus macaque in 1947 in Zika Forest of Uganda, is emerging as a major ongoing pandemic worldwide in the last few years. Zika virus is a single-stranded ribonucleic acid (RNA) virus mainly transmitted by mosquitoes. EMI has published a growing list of novel research reports related to different aspects of Zika epidemics and a special topic in this area is established to facilitate the easy access by global researchers.

Emerging Microbes & Infections

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Special Topic Articles
Aedes mosquitoes and Zika virus infection: an A to Z of emergence?
Zika virus outbreak: ‘a perfect storm’
Zika virus-associated brain damage: animal models and open issues
Disease reservoirs: from conceptual frameworks to applicable criteria
Humoral cross-reactivity between Zika and dengue viruses: implications for protection and pathology
Zika virus genome biology and molecular pathogenesis
Factors responsible for the emergence of arboviruses; strategies, challenges and limitations for their control
Zika virus replication in the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus in Brazil
Lack of evidence for Zika virus transmission by Culex mosquitoes
Response to: ‘Lack of evidence for Zika virus transmission by Culex mosquitoes’
Neutralization of Zika virus by germline-like human monoclonal antibodies targeting cryptic epitopes on envelope domain III
Specific detection of dengue and Zika virus antibodies using envelope proteins with mutations in the conserved fusion loop
Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus: a potential vector to transmit Zika virus
Comparative genomic analysis of pre-epidemic and epidemic Zika virus strains for virological factors potentially associated with the rapidly expanding epidemic
Zika virus infection reprograms global transcription of host cells to allow sustained infection
Zika virus infection confers protection against West Nile virus challenge in mice
Vector competence and transovarial transmission of two Aedes aegypti strains to Zika virus
Differential cell line susceptibility to the emerging Zika virus: implications for disease pathogenesis, non-vector-borne human transmission and animal reservoirs
Zika virus infects renal proximal tubular epithelial cells with prolonged persistency and cytopathic effects
Epidemiologic investigation of a family cluster of imported ZIKV cases in Guangdong, China: probable human-to-human transmission
Evolution of codon usage in Zika virus genomes is host and vector specific
Dengue burden in India: recent trends and importance of climatic parameters
The first imported case of Rift Valley fever in China reveals a genetic reassortment of different viral lineages
Could Zika virus emerge in Mainland China? Virus isolation from nature in Culex quinquefasciatus, 2016
Neonatal pigs are susceptible to experimental Zika virus infection
AXL is not essential for Zika virus infection in the mouse brain
Increasing genetic diversity of Zika virus in the Latin American outbreak
From discovery to outbreak: the genetic evolution of the emerging Zika virus