Published: Fri, September 07, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

19 fall ill on Emirates flight

19 fall ill on Emirates flight

Soon afterwards, Emirates airline tweeted that the sick passengers were being attended to and those who were unaffected would be allowed to leave the plane.

On Wednesday, at least 19 people aboard an Emirates airlines double-deck Airbus 380 flight from Dubai were confirmed ill when the aircraft landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In an interview, Sykes said she saw a few passengers being taken off the plane first for medical attention, but she added that "many, many" others were showing signs of illness.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had been briefed on the incident, his spokesman Eric Phillips wrote on Twitter.

NY media outlets had initially put the number of ill passengers at about 100.

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Twelve passengers on global flights that landed at Philadelphia worldwide Airport on Thursday are showing flu-like symptoms, airport officials said.

The passengers remained on the airliner for more than three hours and medical screens were done on all 521 passengers. The A380 is the world's largest passenger aircraft.

After disembarking, Coben said, passengers had their temperatures taken.

Ambulances were on hand to transport sick passengers, Phillips tweeted.

The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey did not immediately respond to an AFP request to comment. The forms came from the Centers for Disease Control and were titled "Passenger Locator Information Page".

The two American Airlines flights from Paris and Germany arrived at the Philadelphia airport this afternoon with ill passengers on board, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed in a statement to The Hill.

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