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Ramadan 2019 Timetable of Kolkata: Check Iftar & Sehri Timing & Schedule in West Bengal Capital

Image used for representational purpose | (Photo Credits: Pixabay) Ramazan, also known as Ramadan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and it is observed by Muslims around the world as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Ramazan is regarded as one of the five… Read More »

Ebola virus found in bat in West Africa for the first time, scientists say

Scientists suspect a long-fingered bat in Liberia could be carrying a species of the Ebola virus known as Zaire ebolavirus. (iStock) The Ebola virus has been found in a bat in Liberia, the country’s government and scientists with Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health announced this week. The discovery marks the first time the… Read More »

Global Health: Marburg Virus, Related to Ebola, Is Found in Bats in West Africa

The Marburg virus, a deadly cousin of Ebola, has been isolated in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time it has been found in West Africa. Five bats caught in three health districts tested positive for the virus, according to two teams of scientists. One was led by the Centers for Disease Control… Read More »