Vanilla Ice Stunned Emirates Plane He's Aboard is Quarantined at JFK

09 September, 2018, 04:47 | Author: Billie Castillo
  • An Emirates Airbus A380

All 250 passengers and crew from both flights were held for medical review after 12 people became ill will flu-like symptoms, airline spokeswoman told Reuters.

According to Phillips, the sick passengers are headed to the hospital.

The reported illnesses come a day after at least 19 people aboard an Emirates flight from Dubai to NY were confirmed ill when the aircraft landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The CDC said in a statement that is was "aware of an Emirates flight from Dubai that arrived this morning at JFK". "Symptoms still pointing to the flu", he tweeted.

Dozens of passengers aboard an Emirates flight from Dubai to NY are reportedly being checked by emergency crews after becoming seriously ill.

"So I just landed in NY coming back from Dubai and now I'm stuck on the runway with like 1000 police, ambulances, fire trucks, this is insane", Vanilla Ice wrote in a second tweet.

The CDC worked with Philadelphia health officers, emergency responders and Customs and Border Patrol agents to evaluate the sick passengers for influenza and other respiratory illnesses, CDC spokesman Benjamin Haynes said.

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Seven crew members and three passengers were taken to the hospital, Emirates Airline said.

Port Authority police also waited in a staging area along with the CDC officials.

That quarantine was confirmed by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's office by his press secretary, Eric Phillips, who noted the information was based on a preliminary briefing.

As passenges slowly disembarked the plane, emergency personnel checked their temperatures, looking for signs of sickness.

"All passengers were screened by the local health authorities prior to disembarkation", it said.

Eric Phillips, a spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio, tweeted on Wednesday morning that the flight had stopped in Mecca, which is now experiencing a flu outbreak.

American Airlines did not immediately return Business Insider's request for comment.

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