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Due to Mouse Plague: Imprisoned in Australia

Due to Mouse Plague: Imprisoned in Australia

According to media reports, a prison in southeastern Australia is being evicted due to a rat infection.

Action is necessary Health To protect staff and detainees, ABC, the broadcaster on Tuesday, cited a facility near Wellington in the state of New South Wales.

“Rats start to rot, and then insects are the next problem,” said Peter Severin, an employee at a detention center 260 kilometers northwest of Sydney.

Australia with the worst mouse plague for decades

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According to the Australian news agency AAP, the rodents caused damage to electrical connections and roof panels. Over the next ten days, 420 inmates and 200 staff are to be distributed to other prisons in the area until the repairs are completed.

New South Wales has been battling the worst mouse plague in nearly 40 years for months. Animals destroy crops and spread diseases that are dangerous to humans.

From the beginning of January to the end of May, 57 cases of leptospirosis were reported, according to the state Department of Health. It is a rare disease that leads to kidney failure and meningitis, which is often spread in mice. In 2020 there were only eleven cases. (aeg / sda / dpa)


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