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05 Sep 2018

BY Gary Noakes

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Emirates flight 'quarantined' upon landing at JFK

An Emirates flight has been quarantined at New York’s JFK airport after a number of passengers fell ill.

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New York authorities quarantine Emirates aircraft after illness on board

Emirates flight 'quarantined' upon landing at JFK

Reports initially described some of the 500 passengers on the Airbus A380 as being "seriously ill", coughing and suffering with a fever.

 

The flight, EK203, arrived from Dubai on Wednesday morning at around 09.15, with “at least” 100 passengers feeling ill, NBC New York reported.

 

However, an Emirates spokesperson has since said "about 10 passengers" were taken ill.

 

The aircraft was pictured surrounded by emergency service vehicles and passengers told to remain in their seats.

 

A team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is currently investigating.

 

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

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