Which animals are the most threatened by a prion disease?

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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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flagAustralia
12%
0%
79%
8%
24
flagPakistan
26%
26%
40%
0%
15
flagthe United Kingdom
29%
25%
37%
5%
54
flagIndia
25%
34%
32%
6%
82
flagthe United States
28%
33%
30%
6%
162
flagAustria
72%
0%
27%
0%
11
flagthe Philippines
16%
41%
25%
16%
12
flagRepublic of Ireland
20%
50%
20%
10%
10
flagGreece
10%
60%
20%
10%
10
flagPoland
35%
39%
19%
5%
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flagGermany
56%
19%
17%
5%
102
flagSwitzerland
58%
17%
11%
11%
17