BBC's Man in Greece Became Psychotic and Believed He Was Jesus after Yellow Fever Jab; 'Terrified' Wife of Veteran Reporter Campaigns for Pharmaceutical Giant to Reveal Results of Investigation
Byline: Charlotte Eagar
HE IS one of the BBC's most respected reporters and the broadcaster's Athens correspondent. So viewers were perplexed when there was no sign of Malcolm Brabant during the riots provoked by the Greek economic crisis.
The Mail on Sunday can now reveal that his absence from the screen earlier this year was due to an extreme illness after receiving a yellow fever vaccination.
Within hours of receiving the injection Mr Brabant's temperature had spiked and his condition deteriorated rapidly.
He became psychotic, sobbed and saluted at television pictures of military uniforms during the Royal Wedding and believed he was Jesus. He and his family now believe that the Stamaril inoculation he received was contaminated.
Mr Brabant, 55, an …
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Publication information: Article title: BBC's Man in Greece Became Psychotic and Believed He Was Jesus after Yellow Fever Jab; 'Terrified' Wife of Veteran Reporter Campaigns for Pharmaceutical Giant to Reveal Results of Investigation. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mail on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: December 4, 2011. Page number: 21. © 2009 Solo Syndication Limited. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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