'A former BBC reporter has said he became a 'raving lunatic' after taking the same yellow fever vaccine linked to the death of a leading Royal Marsden cancer expert.
Malcolm Brabant, who was a member of the BBC's team of foreign correspondents, said that after have the jab in 2011 he believed he was the messiah, then as his psychosis got worse he was convinced he was the devil and he became suicidal.
The award-winning journalist who has reported from around the world including Greece and Bosnia, even told a colleague who uses a wheelchair that he could cure him.
One of the world's leading oncologists, Martin Gore, 67, passed away on Thursday after suffering total organ failure shortly after having the same injection, which is recommended to anyone visiting Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Central America and the Caribbean.
Mr Brabant was given the same vaccine as he was planning to go to the Ivory Coast for an assignment.
But within hours the 63-year-old knew something was wrong and he suffered a high fever for 13 days.
His worried family were shocked as he ranted about the second coming of Jesus to neighbours and began switching his persona between Winston Churchill and the devil.
But because he did not realise his psychosis was deepening Mr Brabant continued to try and work and filed a radio piece, which was not aired, from Athens about a shooting star, speculating it might be a miracle.
With the BBC's support, he was sent to hospital in Athens, where he stripped naked and ran around in the garden.
Shortly after being released he suffered a second mental breakdown, believing dead friends were passing him messages to brush his teeth with a toilet brush and to drink his own urine.
After being let out of a Danish hospital for Christmas in 2011 Mr Brabant heard voices telling him to 'kill! kill! kill!' when he was holding a knife about to carve the pork.
He handed the knife to his wife and asked her to take him back to hospital, without telling her why.'
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