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
flagBelgium
0%
18%
6%
75%
16
flagMalaysia
0%
21%
10%
68%
19
flagFrance
3%
22%
6%
67%
31
flagGermany
3%
23%
5%
66%
163
flagRepublic of Ireland
6%
19%
6%
66%
66
flagItaly
3%
25%
3%
66%
27
flagCanada
6%
26%
2%
64%
76
flagPoland
7%
23%
5%
62%
15128
flagIndia
3%
26%
6%
62%
311
flagAustralia
17%
13%
3%
62%
29
flagPakistan
4%
30%
7%
57%
42
flagNorway
11%
22%
8%
57%
35
flagLithuania
3%
28%
3%
57%
28
flagSpain
10%
20%
15%
55%
20
flagUkraine
0%
33%
11%
55%
18
flagthe United States
5%
32%
5%
54%
811
flagthe United Kingdom
4%
33%
6%
54%
420
flagthe Netherlands
4%
32%
8%
53%
49
flagthe Philippines
10%
31%
4%
52%
70
flagSweden
5%
47%
0%
47%
19

Gender

men64%
women64%
bacteria
5%
7%
virus
23%
22%
fungus
6%
5%
prion
64%
64%

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