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if the virus was not created by the Us government what right do they have to a patent of the virus

As the title says, how can various American scientists be named as the inventors on this patent if the United States government is adamant they never created the virus? If the virus is naturally ...
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Are patents granted to the US government public domain?

In reference to this question which -- what is the legal status of patents filed by and granted to the U.S Federal Government? My understanding is that any work done by the Federal government is in ...
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What is the purpose of this ebola-related patent of the US government?

One of my conspiracy theory-loving friends posted about this patent, thinking the government created ebola for the purposes of population control. This is obviously hogwash, but I don't quite get the ...