Free access to medical research, online tools and expert advice on the Zika virus
by the Elsevier Community – Updated on 3 January 2017
For close to 70 years, Zika virus has been considered to be low to moderate in risk to human health and the amount of research performed has reflected this designation. Yet in the last year, a surge in cases and associated neurological sequelae suggests a higher risk is now present as is the need for more research. This collection reviews our current understanding of Zika biology, and offers insight into mechanisms of pathogenesis, sequelae, and transmission. The articles in this freely available Articles Selection, set a foundation for the work needed to meet the higher risk now posed by this virus.