Guest Editors: Kwok-yung Yuen (Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China) and Shan Lu (Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA).

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.

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