Infusion Therapy Available In Cameron
A treatment option for COVID-19 patients is available in Cameron. The Northwest Missouri Healthcare Coalition has opened a monoclonal antibody infusion center in Cameron for 30 days. The center opened on August 25th and they may stay open for a longer period if needed.
Misty Ward Chief Nursing Officer of Cameron Regional Medical Center, a member of the Northwest Healthcare Coalition says “The purpose of the mAB Infusion Center is to make the treatment more accessible to individuals in our region.”
Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight harmful viruses. Infusions are authorized for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are at high risk for developing severe illness that may result in hospitalization, including people who are 65 or older or who have certain chronic medical conditions. The therapy may also be administered to exposed close contacts who are at high risk for developing severe COVID-19 illness.
Contact your healthcare provider or local health department for more information.