A participant of a clinical trial for finding a vaccine for malaria, who vanished earlier this month, has been found in a hospital last night in the Netherlands.
Matthew Lloyd, 35, who is a former sailor and a nurse at Southampton General Hospital, called up local police and his parents in Somerset to tell about his well being. No details of his stay have been disclosed by Police.
Mr. Lloyd's mother, Doreen Holland confirmed that she talked to him on phone. She doubted that the fear of drug trial could have made him run away leaving his job.
It has been suspected that the man might be affected with malaria, as before his enrollment in the trial at Edward Jenner Institute of Oxford University, he was reported sick.
Mr. Lloyd didn’t attend trials and raised concerns that if he would not get medication to treat the falciparum strain of the disease, his life could be threatened.
There were investigations for the search of the nurse, but now the search has come to an end, as told by a Hampshire police spokeswoman. She said he had been hospitalized to undergo his health examination and thus, to get the treatment accordingly.
She said, “We are currently awaiting updates from the Dutch medical profession and at this time, we do not yet know whether he has contracted malaria".