Dubai jet quarantined in New York after reports of sick passengers
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Dubai jet quarantined in New York after reports of sick passengers

CDC says 100 of the 520 people being evaluated after complaining of illness, including cough and fever

In this frame from video, a person walks off an Emirates plane at JFK International Airport to a waiting bus on September 5, 2018, in New York, as emergency response crews gather outside the plane amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai. (WABC 7 via AP)
In this frame from video, a person walks off an Emirates plane at JFK International Airport to a waiting bus on September 5, 2018, in New York, as emergency response crews gather outside the plane amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai. (WABC 7 via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — A plane was quarantined at New York’s Kennedy Airport amid reports of numerous ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai.

There were conflicting reports about how many people were sick aboard the Emirates flight, which landed around 9:10 a.m. Wednesday.

The airline said about 10 passengers were ill and got medical attention “as a precaution.”

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said about 100 of the 520 people aboard the plane were being evaluated after complaining of illness, including cough and fever.

Video from news helicopters showed the jet sitting on the tarmac surrounded by ambulances, vehicles and airport personnel.

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

A New York police counterterrorism division tweeted it appeared to be a “medical situation.”

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