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BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 18 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2630

Cholera epidemic threatens Congo: The World Health Organization has launched an intensive operation to prevent a cholera epidemic in the war torn part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where nearly 2000 cases were reported between October and mid-November.

Italian woman is allowed to die: Eluana Englaro, the 39 year old Italian woman who has been in a persistent vegetative state since 1992, will finally have her feeding tube removed. The final decision by the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation on the legal saga that started in 2000 was strongly opposed by the centre right government …

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