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Victoria and Tasmania – (03) 9076 3828
Queensland – 1800 SPLEEN (775 336)
Department of Infectious Diseases
2nd Floor Burnet Building
85 Commercial Road
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At present, there is no evidence that a person without a functioning spleen is at an increased risk of respiratory viral infections, over and above the general population. This statement is very likely to apply to you, in regards to the coronavirus.
People without a functioning spleen have an increased risk of infections due to bacterial infections, especially pneumococcus. Please check with your GP to see if you are up to date with your vaccines.