NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A study appearing online today in Science suggests a form of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) that was behind a recent outbreak in Korea involved a recombinant MERS-CoV lineage circulating in some dromedary camels from Saudi Arabia.

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