Q. The causative agent of Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) is:

[A] Naegleria fowleri

[B] Streptococcus pneumoniae

[C] Herpes simplex virus (HSV)

[D] Plasmodium falciparum

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation – PAM is caused by Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the “brain-eating amoeba”, which lives in warm freshwater. It enters the body through the nose and travels to the brain. Symptoms of PAM include headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, altered mental status, and seizures.

Source: The Hindu

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