JFK airport: 10 passengers on Emirates plane taken to hospital after falling ill


An Emirates plane has been quarantined at JFK airport in New York after approximately 100 passengers and crew members reported feeling ill.

The plane, which arrived from Dubai at 9:12 am, was immediately taken to a location away from the terminal, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Medical personnel from the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) then boarded to assist the ailing passengers, who complained primarily of fever and coughs.

Ten of the passengers were quickly transported to the hospital, according to Eric Phillips, a spokesperson for Mayor Bill de Blasio. Nine others were reportedly feeling sick but refused medical attention.

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Source: The Independent