The Department of Health, in an emergency management context, is responsible for ‘working to enhance and protect the health and wellbeing of all Victorians’. The Department of Health has a number of responsibilities in planning for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.
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Bushfires, floods, heatwaves and other extreme weather conditions can affect health and require a coordinated response.
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Pandemic influenza and large scale vector borne diseases, food related illness and water borne diseases can require an emergency response.
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