Breaktime Blog: Coughs & Sneezes Spread Diseases

Technically not really a Breaktime Blog, I’ll grant you. After a busy few weeks at work and at home (yes, yes, here come the excuses) I was prodding away absent-mindedly while watching The Great British Bakeoff (the right man won!) when I suddenly remembered it’s been an absolute age since this got updated.

So I thought I’d share the contents of an attachment I received yesterday for your delectation (and possibly horror). It’s not all spreadsheets, project plans and meeting requests in my inbox…

Don’t have nightmares!

Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act, 2001
Schedule 5: Pathogens and Toxins

Viruses (Affecting humans)

Chikungunya virus (freeze-dried)
Congo-crimean haemorrhagic fever virus
Dengue fever virus (freeze-dried)
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 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
Sin nombre virus
SARS Coronovirus
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

Viruses (Affecting animals other than humans)

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 1 (2) of Council Directive 2005/94/EC
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 vesicular disease virus
Vesicular stomatitis virus

Rickettsiae

Coxiella burnetii
Rickettsia prowazeki
Rickettsia rickettsii
Rickettsia typhi (mooseri)

Bacteria

Bacillus anthracis

Brucella abortus
Brucella canis
Brucella melitensis
Brucella suis
Burkholderia mallei (Pseudomonas mallei)
Burkholderia pseudomallei (Pseudomonas pseudomallei)
Chlamydia psittaci
Clostridium botulinum
Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli, serotype 0157 and verotoxin producing strains
Francisella tularensis
Multiple-drug resistant Salmonella para-typhi
Mycoplasma mycoides mycoides
Salmonella paratyphi A, B, C
Salmonella typhi
Shigella boydii
Shigella dysenteriae
Shigella flexneri
Vibrio cholerae
Yersinia pestis

Toxins

Abrin
Botulinum toxins
Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin
Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin
Conotoxin
Modeccin toxin
Ricin
Saxitoxin
Shiga and shiga-like toxins
Staphylococcal enterotoxins
Tetrodotoxin
Viscum Album Lectin 1 (viscumin)
Volkensin toxin

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