KSHB 41: Kansas City-area parents anxiously wait for RSV drug amid national shortage
By Abby Dodge
The Midwest is at the beginning of the respiratory syncytial virus Infection season.
Doctors at Children’s Mercy said they’ve started to see some cases over the last few weeks.
A newly approved RSV antibody drug for infants gave some parents a feeling of security for their newborn.
However, a shortage of the drug left new parents protecting their babies in other ways while they wait for a larger supply.
“We’re washing our hands. We’re using hand sanitizer; anyone who holds her also uses hand sanitizer or washes their hands first,” said Rachel Long, a Kansas City-area mother. “We’re trying to be really diligent on that.”
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