03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

UN Rushes To Contain Outbreak Of Ebola Virus In Central Congo

United Nations officials reported an outbreak of Ebola virus in central Congo today and were rushing supplies and doctors into the region to contain the outbreak. But they said they did not know if Ebola was the cause of a mystery illness that has killed more than 100 people in the same area.

According to Gregory Hartl, a spokesman for the World Health Organization, five samples taken from sick people in the area have tested positive for Ebola, but another disease may be involved because other patients have been responding to antibiotic medicine, which would not work on a virus like Ebola.

Read more on New York Times