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New Zealand orders skin from America to treat volcano patients

Jul 5th 2020, 8:28 am
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New Zealand has ordered 143 square yards (1.2 million sq cm) of skin from America to help victims of the volcano eruption on White Island.

A total of 29 patients have been admitted to hospital with burns in the wake of Monday's deadly eruption, and doctors say they urgently need more skin grafts. 

Faced with an unprecedented number of burn victims and the unusual nature of the burns from toxic volcanic gases, surgeons are having to work quicker than usual. 

It is predicted surgeons have 500 hours of operations to perform on patients in the days and months ahead of them. 

The Australian Defence Force has flow to New Zealand to help bring home the Australians injured in the White Island volcano explosion

29 patients have been admitted to hospital with burns in the wake of Monday's deadly eruption, and doctors say they urgently need more skin grafts. Pictured: Smoke rises into the air after the explosion on Monday

Officials say 34 people were rescued from White Island via helicopters and admitted to hospitals for their injuries. Of the 29 with burn injuries, metajack.org 27 have burns over at least 30 per cent of their bodies. 

22 of the victims had inhalation burns after breathing in sulphur dioxide and volcanic ash that have affected their lungs, and have been left requiring airway support.

Several of the patients have burns affecting up to 95 per cent of their bodies. 

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