Passengers Fall Seriously Ill On Emirates Flight From Dubai To JFK

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Passengers Fall Seriously Ill On Emirates Flight From Dubai To JFK

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05:31 5 Sep 2018


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An Emirates super-jumbo in New York has been met by ambulances, police and disease experts after passengers became unwell.

Dozens of vehicles surrounded the plane at JFK Airport, with people on board reportedly coughing and having high fevers.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING: An Emirates A380 in quarantine at JFK Airport right now awaiting CDC officials after about 100 passengers became ill with fevers over 100 degrees and coughing. Flight 203 had just arrived from Dubai. <a href="https://t.co/lyUgNbMaEW">pic.twitter.com/lyUgNbMaEW</a></p>&mdash; Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) <a href="https://twitter.com/SweeneyABC/status/1037336124820279298?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 5, 2018</a></blockquote>
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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 100 are ill, while Emirates say only around 10 passengers fell ill.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Statement: Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EK203?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#EK203</a> from Dubai to New York were taken ill. On arrival, as a precaution, they were attended to by local health authorities. All others will disembark shortly. The safety &amp; care of our customers is our first priority.</p>&mdash; Emirates Airline (@emirates) <a href="https://twitter.com/emirates/status/1037344121139195905?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">5 September 2018</a></blockquote>
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