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.
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Answers by country

bacteria
virus
fungi
prion
answers
flagItaly
3%
12%
3%
78%
32
flagAustralia
7%
21%
1%
69%
69
flagGreece
5%
22%
2%
69%
36
flagthe Netherlands
5%
26%
2%
64%
34
flagRepublic of Ireland
16%
16%
4%
61%
42
flagPoland
12%
18%
8%
60%
23262
flagthe United Kingdom
9%
25%
4%
57%
372
flagGermany
10%
26%
4%
57%
339
flagCanada
15%
24%
2%
57%
85
flagPakistan
6%
31%
3%
56%
131
flagMalaysia
2%
36%
4%
56%
46
flagIndia
10%
29%
3%
53%
858
flagAustria
13%
25%
9%
51%
52
flagUnknown
10%
34%
2%
51%
49
flagthe United States
16%
27%
4%
48%
1096
flagGhana
3%
48%
0%
44%
27
flagSwitzerland
25%
29%
1%
42%
54
flagthe Philippines
18%
37%
4%
36%
120
flagthe United Arab Emirates
20%
34%
10%
34%
29
flagNigeria
13%
32%
17%
32%
46