Which animals are the most threatened by a prion disease?

cattle
cats
sheep
ducks
Scrapie is infectious and incurable. Recent studies suggest prions may be spread through urine and persist in the environment for decades. Scrapie occurs in Europe and North America, but to date, Australia and New Zealand (both major sheep-producing countries) are scrapie-free.
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flagNorway
15%
26%
47%
10%
19
flagIndia
23%
32%
38%
4%
71
flagItaly
12%
43%
37%
6%
16
flagthe United States
31%
29%
31%
8%
199
flagthe United Kingdom
33%
33%
28%
3%
137
flagGermany
28%
38%
28%
5%
89
flagCanada
40%
33%
26%
0%
15
flagRepublic of Ireland
39%
32%
25%
3%
28
flagthe Netherlands
56%
18%
25%
0%
16
flagPoland
33%
39%
21%
5%
5379
flagFrance
35%
35%
21%
0%
14
flagAustria
40%
40%
20%
0%
10
flagUnknown
38%
40%
15%
5%
293
flagthe Philippines
16%
50%
8%
16%
12