Variations in Spike Glycoprotein Gene of MERS-CoV, South Korea, 2015.Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Jan; 22(1):100-4.EI
An outbreak of nosocomial infections with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus occurred in South Korea in May 2015. Spike glycoprotein genes of virus strains from South Korea were closely related to those of strains from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. However, virus strains from South Korea showed strain-specific variations.