Which infectious agent is the smallest?

bacteria
virus
fungi
prion
A prion is a single protein in a mis­fold­ed form. The prion theory was de­vel­oped to explain the dis­cov­ery that the mys­te­ri­ous in­fec­tious agent causing the diseases scrapie and Creutzfeldt–­Jakob disease resisted ionizing ra­di­a­tion. The data sug­gest­ed that the in­fec­tious agent was too small to be a virus.

Answers distribution

bacteria
virus
fungi
prion
answers
flagUkraine
0%
5%
0%
94%
19
flagthe Netherlands
1%
8%
5%
84%
57
flagBelgium
5%
5%
5%
83%
18
flagItaly
9%
9%
0%
80%
21
flagFrance
9%
6%
9%
74%
31
flagRepublic of Ireland
8%
9%
10%
71%
74
flagSweden
15%
11%
0%
69%
26
flagAustralia
3%
26%
0%
69%
26
flagCanada
7%
18%
4%
68%
64
flagNorway
16%
12%
4%
68%
25
flagPoland
9%
16%
6%
67%
15387
flagGermany
9%
14%
8%
66%
184
flagMalaysia
4%
31%
0%
63%
22
flagthe United Kingdom
10%
17%
8%
62%
423
flagIndia
8%
25%
2%
61%
321
flagLithuania
8%
16%
0%
60%
25
flagSwitzerland
10%
26%
5%
57%
19
flagthe United States
14%
22%
4%
56%
871
flagPakistan
4%
34%
4%
56%
44
flagthe Philippines
9%
28%
4%
53%
64

Gender

men68%
women67%
bacteria
8%
10%
virus
15%
16%
fungi
7%
6%
prion
68%
67%

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