Which infectious agent is the most resistant to sterilization?

bacteria
virus
fungi
prion
The smaller the agent, the more dif­fi­cult it is to destroy it. Prions are quite re­sis­tant to pro­teas­es, heat, ra­di­a­tion, and formalin treat­ments. 134°C (274°F) for 18 minutes in a pres­sur­ized steam au­to­clave may not be enough to de­ac­ti­vate the agent of disease. Prions may last for decades in the en­vi­ron­men­t.

Answers distribution

bacteria
virus
fungi
prion
answers
flagUkraine
0%
10%
5%
82%
39
flagRepublic of Ireland
3%
9%
7%
78%
130
flagGermany
5%
14%
7%
71%
238
flagGreece
3%
11%
15%
69%
26
flagItaly
8%
17%
2%
71%
35
flagPoland
7%
16%
8%
66%
20101
flagFrance
7%
13%
9%
66%
53
flagSweden
6%
20%
6%
65%
29
flagPakistan
12%
12%
10%
64%
73
flagthe Netherlands
7%
17%
8%
64%
67
flagthe United Kingdom
8%
18%
9%
62%
497
flagCanada
10%
19%
11%
58%
87
flagAustralia
5%
20%
11%
58%
34
flagLithuania
5%
7%
15%
56%
39
flagMalaysia
16%
16%
12%
56%
25
flagUnknown
8%
23%
12%
55%
595
flagIndia
12%
22%
7%
55%
465
flagNorway
5%
33%
8%
52%
36
flagthe Philippines
16%
16%
13%
51%
80
flagthe United States
10%
25%
10%
50%
910

Gender

men63%
women68%
bacteria
5%
6%
virus
18%
15%
fungi
11%
8%
prion
63%
68%

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