A busy week - MIMMS and PECC Courses
On the same week, from 15 to 19 October 2012, two different courses were organized and conducted by the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine. The Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) Course took place in Budapest, whereas the NATO Patient Evacuation Coordination Cell (PECC) Course was held in the Gäubodenkaserne, Feldkirchen, Germany.
The German Deputy Chief of Defence Staff at DHSC
The Deputy Chief of Defence Staff of the Bundeswehr, Lieutenant General Weiler, visited the Deployment Health Surveillance Capability (DHSC) of the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE) in Munich on 27 September 2012.
Detecting biological weapon use
DHSC on the NATO website
"A red light comes on in the epidemiological surveillance system alarms. An abnormal increase in diarrhoea cases is reported by the Bundeswehr naval unit physician in Djibouti: 13 cases out of 70 staff in under 48 hours. The NATO Deployment Health Surveillance Capability (DHSC) confirms this information and sounds the alarm. This early warning system, patented by the Health Service of the French Army, could be added to the equipment of NATO's armed forces and detect the use of a biological weapon. Code name: ASTER."
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