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The domain of Ebola.com was purchased for over $200K by a weed company. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

Ebola is one of the most hyped up news topics today, as the crisis in West Africa has grown to proportions that exceed any other outbreak of the virus that has occurred in the past. As a result, plenty of frantic Google searches are in order. The domain of Ebola.com — and who owns it — has become a hot topic in itself.

The website, which was originally owned by two Las Vegas entrepreneurs — Chris Hood and Jon Schultz — has been sold to a company called Weed Growth Fund, after the pair put it up for sale and asked for about $50,000. During the Ebola outbreak, the site saw a quick increase in hits. The owners — who own other disease-related URLs, including Birdflu.com — saw an opportunity to make some cash.

Written by Lecia Bushak
Read more at Medical Daily

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