Originally posted by Metal Brain
This is a decent article on it, but it still does not answer everything.
It seems there is a whole spectrum of conspiracy theories surrounding this and I would like to add one more... there is nothing better to cover up some Governmental misbehaviour than a good conspiracy theory.
I think the way to get at least close to the truth in theses matters is to firstly look at the extremes and consider what is most likely; for example the extremes here could be:
A) there is nothing untoward going on the US government patent on the Ebola virus is merely to prevent the "other lot" using our data. Hmmm.
B) the government is part of an illuminati scheme to reduce the world population to 500,000,000 by next Thursday.
Somewhere between these extremes lies the truth. Probably.