Jet Quarantined At JFK After Passengers Fall Ill On Flight From Dubai

A plane has been quarantined at JFK Airport in New York City after arriving from Dubai due to reports of multiple sick passengers on board, according to the Associated Press.

The Emirates flight landed Wednesday morning and was met by health officials.

Emirates said in a tweet that “about 10 passengers” on the plane were ill and were met by health officials.

The airline said the rest of the passengers will soon leave the plane. “On arrival, as a precaution, they were attended to by local health authorities,” the airline said. “All others will disembark shortly.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is “aware” of the flight with “some passengers who are reporting an unspecified illness.”

“CDC is working with local authorities to investigate and will provide additional information when it is available,” the agency said.

Via: The Hill

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