Why did the U.S. Government patent the Ebola virus in 2009?

By Staff Writer

Human Ebola Virus Species and Compositions and Methods Thereof

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(INTELLIHUB) — It really makes you wonder why the U.S. Government patented the Ebola virus back in 2009, just about the time I exposed the mass graves prepared for U.S. citizens.

An excerpt from the U.S. patent abstract posted officially by Google reads:

US 20120251502 A1

Abstract

Compositions and methods including and related to the Ebola Bundibugyo virus (EboBun) are provided. Compositions are provided that are operable as immunogens to elicit and immune response or protection from EboBun challenge in a subject such as a primate. Inventive methods are directed to detection and treatment of EboBun infection.

Publication number US20120251502 A1
Publication type Application
Application number US 13/125,890
PCT number PCT/US2009/062079
Publication date Oct 4, 2012
Filing date Oct 26, 2009
Priority date Oct 24, 2008
Also published as CA2741523A1, 4 More »
Inventors Jonathan S. Towner, 4 More »
Original Assignee The Government of the US as Represented by the Secretary of the Dept. of health
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