Passengers on Emirates flight to New York fall sick


Passengers on Emirates flight to New York fall sick

"All 10 patients will be kept in the hospital as a precaution until we know those final results", Phillips said.

A plane from Dubai has been quarantined in NY after about 100 passengers, including some crew members, reported unknown illnesses, officials said Wednesday.

There were at least 500 people onboard the flight from Dubai.

Passenger Erin Sykes tweeted a video from inside the aircraft, which appears to show panicked passengers being asked to remain in their seats by an Emirates flight attendant.

No one on either plane was quarantined, American Airlines spokeswoman Leslie Scott said.

Flight 203 from Dubai landed at 9.10am local time with 521 passengers.

Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to NY were taken ill. He said the sick people were on what he called the "bottom floor".

Emirates confirmed to People that the Centers for Disease Control staff and Port Authority officials from NY and New Jersey were on the scene when the plane arrived.

Rapper Vanilla Ice said on Twitter that his flight from Dubai was delayed on the runway at JFK.

Later in the morning, Coben uploaded more photos showing passengers having their temperature taken by CDC officials as they disembarked.

Upon its arrival and staging at a hard stand area, emergency medical response teams investigated the cause of the illness, which was later said thought to be caused by food poisoning.

Eric Phillips, a spokesperson for de Blasio, tweeted that the flight stopped in Mecca, which is experiencing a flu outbreak, and "early indications point to that as a possibility". Health workers were evaluating about the passengers as the airplane sat on the tarmac of the airport, authorities said.

Airline representatives did not immediate respond to an email requesting information.



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