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.
|Zika structural genes determine the virulence of African and Asian lineages||B. T. D. Nunes, C. R. Fontes-Garfias, C. Shan et al||Original Article|
|A chimeric yellow fever-Zika virus vaccine candidate fully protects against yellow fever virus infection in mice||D. B. Kum, R. Boudewijns, J. Ma et al||Original Article|
|Longitudinal analysis of the antibody repertoire of a Zika virus-infected patient revealed dynamic changes in antibody response||X. Niu, Q. Yan, Z. Yao et al||Original Article|
|Increased temperatures reduce the vectorial capacity of Aedes mosquitoes for Zika virus||M. G. Onyango, S. M. Bialosuknia, A. F. Payne et al||Original Article|
|Factors responsible for the emergence of arboviruses; strategies, challenges and limitations for their control||G. Liang, X. Gao & E. A. Gould||Review|