Jet quarantined at JFK after 100 passengers fall ill on flight from Dubai

Jet quarantined at JFK after 100 passengers fall ill on flight from Dubai
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A jet was quarantined at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City after about 100 passengers fell ill on a flight from Dubai, authorities said.

The Emirates flight landed Wednesday morning and was met by health officials.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a statement that "approximately 100 passengers, including some crew on the flight, complained of illness including cough and some with fever."

The CDC said it is working with local officials to take temperatures and transport those who need care to hospitals.

"Passengers who are not ill will be allowed to continue with their travel plans, and if necessary will be followed up with by health officials," the CDC said.

A spokesman for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) noted that the jet stopped in Mecca, which is currently experiencing a flu outbreak. 

 

— This developing report was last updated at 11:21 a.m.