Influenza Cases Confirmed From Emirates Flight 203 Passengers

The emergency services are seen after the passengers were taken ill on a flight from New York to Dubai on JFK Airport New York U.S

Influenza Cases Confirmed From Emirates Flight 203 Passengers

Health officials evaluated the passengers as they deplaned, including taking their temperatures and making arrangements for those that needed care, the CDC said.

These travelers exhibited similar symptoms to the 19 passengers, also travelling from Mecca, who were quarantined in New York Wednesday morning, according to customs officials.

Ten people on board a 14-hour Emirates flight from Dubai were taken to hospital in NY on Wednesday after United States health authorities mobilized to meet the jet ferrying sick passengers.

A MAJOR incident has been declared at New York's JFK Airport following reports a plane has been quarantined. Nine others declined further medical attention, according to Raul Contreras, a spokesman for the mayor's office.

Numerous healthy passengers described hearing fellow travelers violently coughing during the flight.

"These people should know not to travel in a confined space with other healthy people", she said.

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Emergency crews waited on the tarmac as Emirates flight 203 from Dubai landed in NY at approximately 9:10 a.m. Wednesday morning. The A380 is the world's largest passenger aircraft. She said members of the crews had not contacted medical personnel ahead of landing to alert them of sick passengers on board.

Passengers were exiting the plane with their luggage and getting on to buses.

Ambulances were on hand to transport sick passengers, Phillips tweeted.

Larry Coben, who identified himself as one of the passengers, uploaded photos on Twitter showing dozens of police and emergency vehicles waiting outside the plane on the tarmac.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating two flights where about a dozen passengers fell ill arriving at the Philadelphia International Airport on September 6.

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