List of Schedule 5 pathogens and toxins

Schedule 5 pathogens and toxins

As NaCTSO has moved from its own site to part of the site, the comprehensive list of Schedule 5 pathogens and toxins is no longer available and has yet to be replaced. This list has been put together from the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, The Schedule 5 to the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Modification) Order 2007, The Part 7 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Extension to Animal Pathogens) Order 2007 and The Schedule 5 to the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Modification) Order 2012.


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 morbillivirus)

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

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

Animal pathogens

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 (HPAI) as defined in Annex I(2) of Council Directive 005/94/EC

Lumpy skin disease virus

Newcastle disease virus

Peste des petits ruminants virus

Rift Valley fever virus

Rabies and rabies-related Lyssaviruses

Rinderpest virus

Sheep pox virus

Swine vesicular disease virus

Vesicular stomatitis 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)

Chlamydophila 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 perfringens toxins

Clostridium perfringens enterotoxins


Modeccin toxin



Shiga and shiga–like toxins

Staphylococcal enterotoxins


Viscum Album Lectin 1 (Viscumin)

Volkensin toxin

Please note:

References to micro-organisms on the list includes:

  1. intact micro-organisms
  2. micro-organisms which have been genetically modified by any means, but retain the ability to cause serious harm to human or animal health
  3. any nucleic acid deriving from a micro-organism listed in this Schedule (synthetic or naturally derived, contiguous or fragmented, in host chromosomes or in expression vectors) that can encode infectious or replication competent forms of any of the listed micro-organisms
  4. any nucleic acid sequence derived from the micro-organism which when inserted into any other living organism alters or enhances that organisms ability to cause serious harm to human or animal health.

References to toxins on the list includes:

  1. any nucleic acid sequence coding for the toxin
  2. any genetically modified organism containing any such sequence.

References to toxins on the list excludes any non-toxigenic subunit.