Plane quarantined at New York's JFK airport

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Plane quarantined at New York's JFK airport

An airliner from Dubai with 10 passengers and crew members who were hospitalised with flu-like symptoms was carrying 1990s rapper Vanilla Ice.

Flight 203 was travelling with 521 passengers on board when a pilot reported a number were coughing and experiencing high temperatures.

Ten people were hospitalized after an worldwide flight landed at JFK Airport on September 5, 2018. Health workers were evaluating about the passengers as the airplane sat on the tarmac of the airport, authorities said. "That did not happen this time".

The rest of the passengers from the two flights were allowed to continue on to their destination, he said, adding that the CDC would provide further information when tests results were confirmed.

Emirates Airline said at least 10 passengers had unspecified illnesses on the flight. Images of the plane shared by media and Twitter users show it in a standing area, away from any terminal, surrounded by ambulances and police.

The flight to NY originated in Dubai and followed a stop in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where many have been sickened by a recent flu outbreak.

"On arrival at JFK, as a precaution, they were immediately checked by local health authorities and those needing medical attention will be attended to".

Local media outlets initially reported that around 100 passengers reported feeling ill.

The calls for medical assistance occurred after the passengers de-planed and while they were in Customs. Medical examinations occurred after passengers got off the planes. The New York City mayor's office say the plane has been quarantined.

Initial reports from NBC New York said up to 100 passengers said they felt sick, with sources saying about 18 people had been taken to the hospital.

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