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.
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bacteria
virus
fungus
prion
answers
flagItaly
3%
20%
0%
76%
30
flagPakistan
5%
23%
6%
63%
128
flagMalaysia
0%
31%
6%
61%
44
flagGreece
5%
32%
2%
58%
34
flagGermany
7%
31%
4%
56%
292
flagPoland
8%
28%
7%
54%
22382
flagAustralia
12%
27%
5%
53%
79
flagGhana
4%
48%
0%
48%
25
flagIndia
4%
39%
6%
47%
811
flagRepublic of Ireland
14%
33%
2%
47%
42
flagthe Netherlands
6%
31%
12%
46%
32
flagthe United States
7%
39%
6%
45%
983
flagthe United Kingdom
5%
41%
6%
45%
339
flagCanada
6%
43%
4%
45%
81
flagSwitzerland
3%
44%
7%
44%
52
flagIndonesia
15%
35%
10%
40%
20
flagAustria
14%
45%
3%
36%
55
flagNigeria
2%
60%
0%
36%
41
flagthe United Arab Emirates
13%
30%
13%
36%
30
flagthe Philippines
14%
46%
5%
33%
106