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Millions of mice have been creating havoc in Australia. state of New South Wales is suffering from its worst mouse plague in decades. mouse population started growing on farms in spring last year because of bumper wheat harvest. rodents have been causing farmers major headache for over year. The plague has now caused problems for prison. Wellington Correctional Centre, about 350km west of Sydney, has been forced to evacuate. Up to 200 staff and 420 prisoners have been transferred to other jails in region because of health and safety reasons. It will take 10 days for prison to be cleaned and for repairs to electric cables and woodwork to be carried out.

Mice have been causing damage to buildings throughout region. Their droppings have become health hazard that has cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to clean up. In addition, they have chewed through electrical wiring, which has become a danger to property and human life. Prisons spokesperson Peter Severin spoke about cleaning and repair operations at Wellington. He said: "The health, safety and wellbeing of staff and inmates is our number one priority, so it's important for us to act now to carry out vital repair work....We need to take this step now to ensure the site is thoroughly cleaned and infrastructure is repaired." Staff will also look at ways to protect against plagues in future.

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