Dubai Flight Quarantined At JFK After Reports Of Sick Passengers

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'All we have been told is that there are some sick passengers and that we need to remain on board, ' he said.

Rapper Vanilla Ice said on Twitter that his flight from Dubai was delayed on the runway at JFK. After filling out a few forms and undergoing several health checks, some passengers were allowed to continue with their travel plans, although others were held for further evaluation.

There were approximately 521 passengers on the flight. "That did not happen this time".

The CDC reportedly examined passengers away from the main terminal to make sure that a possible contagious disease would not spread.

Rows of ambulances met the A380 on the tarmac after cabin crew told officials on the ground that passengers were coughing and showing signs of fever.

Emirates Flight 203 from Dubai was headed to NY when at least 100 of its 500 passengers reported feeling ill.

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CDC officials said people who were healthy are being released.

Shortly before 10:30 a.m., Emirates Airlines said in a statement via its official Twitter account that only 10 passengers from Dubai had fallen ill.

The aircraft was taken to a location away from the terminal so that emergency officials could evaluate the situation, officials from the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey said in a statement. Medical examinations occurred after passengers got off the planes.

Passengers experienced flu-like symptoms after arriving via American Airlines flights from Paris, France and Munich, Germany, ABC6 reported.

The CDC worked with Philadelphia health officers, emergency responders and Customs and Border Patrol agents to evaluate the sick passengers for influenza and other respiratory illnesses, CDC spokesman Benjamin Haynes said.

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