Which infectious agent causes diseases that are the most difficult to cure?

bacteria
virus
fungus
prion
All known prion diseases affect the struc­ture of the brain or other neural tissue and all are cur­rent­ly un­treat­able and uni­ver­sal­ly fatal. This includes bovine spongi­form en­cephalopa­thy (BSE, also known as "mad cow dis­ease") in cattle and Creutzfeldt–­Jakob disease (CJD) in humans.

Answers distribution

bacteria
virus
fungus
prion
answers
flagFrance
4%
21%
4%
70%
47
flagSingapore
0%
30%
0%
70%
20
flagRepublic of Ireland
5%
17%
6%
68%
73
flagItaly
3%
25%
3%
67%
28
flagGermany
4%
21%
6%
66%
191
flagPoland
6%
23%
5%
63%
17388
flagCanada
6%
28%
2%
62%
90
flagIndia
3%
27%
6%
61%
362
flagPakistan
4%
26%
8%
61%
49
flagUnknown
8%
26%
4%
60%
90
flagMalaysia
0%
30%
8%
60%
23
flagAustralia
16%
19%
3%
58%
31
flagLithuania
3%
27%
3%
58%
29
flagNorway
10%
24%
8%
56%
37
flagSpain
10%
20%
15%
55%
20
flagthe United Kingdom
5%
33%
6%
54%
490
flagthe United States
5%
33%
6%
53%
885
flagthe Philippines
11%
33%
3%
50%
78
flagthe Netherlands
7%
33%
7%
50%
57
flagSweden
5%
45%
0%
50%
20

Gender

men63%
women64%
bacteria
5%
7%
virus
23%
22%
fungus
7%
5%
prion
63%
64%

Language versions

question
answers
results
flag
Which infectious agent causes diseases that are the most difficult to cure?
2013
54%

Details

Author: globalquiz.org
tools
Should this question be improved? Improve it.
Globalquiz questions are translated by users for other users. Translate this question.