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Emirates Flight Quarantined at JFK After Reports of Illness

Port Authority, CDC personnel on the scene
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2018 9:40 AM CDT
An Emirates plane taxis at the Dubai airport in the United Arab Emirates on May 9, 2018.   (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

(Newser) – Something unusual may be afoot on Emirates Flight 203, which landed at John F. Kennedy airport in New York Wednesday and was quarantined, per NBC New York's sources. They say roughly 20% of the 500 passengers on board the flight, which departed from Dubai, reported feeling sick. Sam Sweeney of ABC7 tweeted a much lesser number, saying Emirates confirmed 10 passengers were sickened and that "all others will disembark shortly." NBC New York reports Port Authority Police, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention personnel, and a number of ambulances were ready to greet the plane, which landed just after 9am. (Read more airplane stories.)

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