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List of Schedule 5 Pathogens and Toxins



Chikungunya virus                                                     

Congo-crimean haemorrhagic fever virus                 

Dengue fever virus                                                    

Dobrava / Belgrade virus                                           

Eastern equine encephalitis virus                             

Ebola virus                                                                 

Everglades virus                                                        

Getah virus                                                                

Guanarito virus                                                          

Hantaan virus                                                             

Hendra virus (Equine morbilli virus)                          

Herpes simiae (B virus)                                             

Influenza viruses (pandemic strains)                         

Japanese encephalitis virus                                                  

Junin virus                                                      

Kyasanur forest virus                                     

Lassa fever virus                                                      

Louping ill virus                                                          

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus                           

Machupo virus                                                           

Marburg virus                                                             

Mayaro virus                                                              

Middleburg virus                                                        

Mobala virus                                                                          

Monkey pox virus

Mucambo virus

Murray Valley encephalitis virus

Ndumu virus

Nipah virus

Omsk haemorrhagic fever virus

Polio virus

Powassan virus

Rabies virus

Rift Valley fever virus

Rocio virus

Sabia virus

Sagiyama virus          

SARS Coronavirus

Sin Nombre virus

St Louis encephalitis virus

Tick-borne encephalitis virus (Russian Spring-Summer encephalitis virus)

Variola virus

Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus

Western equine encephalitis virus

West Nile fever virus

Yellow fever virus



Coxiella burnetii                                                         

Rickettsia prowazeki  

Rickettsia rickettsii                                         

Rickettsia typhi (mooseri)



Bacillus anthracis

Brucella abortus

Brucella canis

Brucella melitensis

Brucella suis

Burkholderia mallei (Pseudomonas mallei)

Burkholderia pseudomallei (Pseudomonas pseudomallei)

Chlamydophlia psittaci

Clostridium botulinum

Enterohaemorrhagic escherichia coli, serotype 0157 and verotoxin producing strains

Francisella tularensis

Multiple-drug resistant Salmonella paratyphi

Salmonella paratyphi A, B, C

Salmonella typhi

Shigella boydii

Shigella dysenteriae

Shigella flexneri

Vibrio cholerae

Yersinia pestis




Botulinum toxins

Clostridium perfingens epsilon toxin

Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin


Modeccin toxin



Shiga and shiga-like toxins

Staphylococcal enterotoxins


Viscum album lectin 1 (viscumin)

Volkensin toxin



African horse sickness virus

African swine fever virus

Bluetongue virus

Classical swine fever virus

Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia

Foot and mouth disease virus

Goat pox virus

Hendra virus (Equine morbillivirus)

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPA1) as defined in Annex 1(2) of Council Directive 005/94/EC(2)

Lumpy skin disease virus

Newcastle disease virus

Peste des petis ruminants virus

Rift Valley fever virus

Rabies and rabies-related Lyssaviruses

Rinderpest virus

Sheep pox virus

Swine vesticular disease virus

Vesicular stomatitis virus       


1. Any reference in this Schedule to a micro-organism includes:

  • Intact micro-organisms;
  • Micro-organisms which have been genetically modified by any means, but retain the ability to cause serious harm to animal health;
  • Any nucleic acid derived from a micro-organism listed in this Schedule (synthetic or naturally derived, contiguous or fragmented, in host chromosome or in expression vectors) that can encode infectious or replication competent forms of any of the listed micro-organisms;
  • Any nucleic acid sequence derived from the micro-organism which when inserted into any other living organism alters or enhances that organism’s ability to cause serious harm to animal health.

 2. Any reference in this Schedule to a toxin includes:

  • Any nucleic acid sequence coding for the toxin, and
  • Any genetically modified micro-organism containing any such sequence.

 3. Any reference in this Schedule to a toxin excludes any non-toxigenic subunit.

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